A vibrant place full of cobbled streets and narrow lanes with more than 200 Listed Buildings, many of which are Tudor or Jacobean. With so much history and as a point of arrival and departure over the last few centuries, there are many stories to tell.
‘Ropewalks’ is a project that will create a vibrant new way to interpret this incredible history.
Working in partnership with the Barbican Theatre, writer Jon Nash and a group of emerging professionals we’re developing a series of theatrical walking tours. The tours will take people on a journey through hundreds of years of history, following in the footsteps of those who have helped connect Plymouth to the rest of the world.
Performances will take place on selected dates in August (6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30) and you can buy tickets now.
Read our official press release here.
Download our ‘Ropewalks’ Flyer for even more background information.
Members of the ‘Ropewalks’ project team have been blogging regularly about their experiences. Why not read their posts to get a glimpse behind the scenes?
9 February 2017: Over the cobbles and back in time by Sara Norrish
23 February 2017: A visit to the Film and Television Archive by Chiara Cabri
9 March 2017: A fun object handling session by Joe Woolley
23 March 2017: Creating an immersive experience by Toluse Farley
13 April 2017: Bringing heritage and performing arts together by Victoria Lester
4 May 2017: Writing Ropewalks by Jon Nash
1 June 2017: Creating the Costumes by Hannah McArthur
8 June 2017: Getting our message across by Sheila Snellgrove and Sara Norrish
Project Images and Videos
We’ve also been documenting the ‘Ropewalks’ project through photography and film. Take a look!
Images: Dress Rehearsal pictures
Images: Photo Booth pictures
Video: Devising ‘Ropewalks’