A NEW SHOW, TELLING A ST THOMAS STORY
RIVER LAND tells the story of Walter and Ellie. Both live in St Thomas and both love the place dearly. Walter’s life is teeming with the ghosts of St Thomas past, especially those vivid memories of a time, 60 odd years ago, when the Exe burst its banks and water filled the streets. Young Ellie, on the other hand, is overwhelmed by visions of global floods to come. What hope might their new friendship bring?
Along with the Festival of St Thomas Stories, our new show, River Land, is the culmination of three years’ work for Theatre Alibi, listening to the powerful, moving, and often very funny stories from our neighbourhood. Join us as we open the doors to Emmanuel Hall. We’ll have ORIGINAL LIVE MUSIC, Alibi’s TRADEMARK THEATRICALITY, and a space that is UTTERLY TRANSFORMED. We’re also proud to announce that the cast includes St Thomas’s very own STEVE BENNETT, well known as Exeter’s magnificent pantomime dame.
WRITER: Daniel Jamieson
DIRECTOR: Nikki Sved
PERFORMER: Steve Bennett
PERFORMER: Winnie Arhin
PERFORMER: Michael Wagg
MUSICAL DIRECTOR & PERFORMER: Elizabeth Westcott
SOUND DESIGN: Somatic (Somin Griffin-Dave)
LIGHTING DESIGN: Marcus Bartlett
SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Ioana Curelea
SET & COSTUME ASSISTANT: Jess Riley