With roots as deep as the water that runs beside it, Ordsall has been absorbed by a city of gleaming glass. Once the beating heart of the dockside, a place of neighbourhood bonfires and exhilarating rites of passage, the Ordsall community finds itself drowning in a tangle of political rules and private regulations. But when all the odds are stacked against you, how do you get that community spirit back?
Developed by the Royal Exchange Theatre and the residents of Salford, this site specific production laces together the history of Ordsall, from the back-breaking work of the residents who built and worked at Salford's docks to the current debates around bridge-jumping and open water swimming, DEEP WATER is a modern-day narrative that explores the feelings of individual communities in a rapidly developing city.
The Graffiti Palace
(Unit 3, Fairbrother Street, Salford, M5 3EN)
Book via Box Office 0161 833 9833 or online
DEEP WATER IS PART OF TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH, A MAJOR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CO-OPERATIVE FOUNDATION, CHALLENGING AND CHANGING NEGATIVE PERCEPTIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE UK.