Blue plaques, benches, trees…memorials to our loved ones aim to encapsulate an entire personality with the shortest word count possible via dates, a name and a carefully selected comment. But what are the stories behind these tributes? Would we recognise the last words written about us or would we want to keep the last word for ourselves?
Based on the testimony of Oxford residents, this intimate ten-minute play from Flintlock Theatre explores loss, personality and remembering, celebrating the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. [Ages 10+]
Offbeat Festival, 22 & 23 June, Gloucester Green, Oxford
This project is in development and tickets are FREE
The R&D for Last Words is supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund. Without Walls is the UK’s largest commissioner of outdoor arts shows, taking inspiring new work to audiences all over the country and beyond. For more information on the work of Without Walls, please visit www.withoutwalls.uk.com
“The majority is never right. Never! Who do you think makes up the majority?
Intelligent people or a load of bloody fools?”
Having rejuvenated the fortunes of a crumbling town, eminent doctor Tamsin Stockmann expects to be hailed as its saviour once again when she exposes a major public health risk. But the town’s prosperity hangs in the balance and opposition grows. Will she will lauded as hero of the hour or will Dr. Stockmann be declared an enemy of the people?
Following national tours of their “hugely entertaining” (Daily Info) The Government Inspector and “stonkingly brilliant” (Oxford Playhouse) Don Q, Flintlock Theatre return with a reimagined classic. Employing their signature high-energy storytelling, music and live digital interaction, Flintlock’s irreverent style brings Ibsen’s masterpiece into the 21st century in a searing examination of fake news, whistleblowing and who really wields power in contemporary Britain.
Co-commisioned by Greenwich Theatre and Farnham Maltings
Autumn 2018 Tour