by Reuben Johnson and the residents of Ordsall
- 28 August 2015 - 29 August 2015
- On Tour / External
‘Your feet hit the water and hurt; that's how high you are... If you hit the bottom, it's a long way to come back up for air.’
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.
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
Please note: Although the venue is fully accessible, due to limited facilities there will be no access to disabled toilets.
We endeavour to provide full access for all of our projects. Unfortunately, on this occasion, due to the challenges of staging an ambitious site-specific work we are unable to provide the usual access.
- Event Information
VENUE: Unit 3, Fairbrother Street, Salford, M5 3EN (AKA The Graffiti Palace)
PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 28 August 7.30pm, Saturday 29 August 4pm, 7.30pm
BOOK TICKETS: Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online
RUNNING TIME: Approximately 60 minutes
- Creative Team
WRITER Reuben Johnson and the residents of Ordsall
DIRECTOR Alex Summers
- Accessible Performances
UNIT 3, FAIRBROTHER ST, SALFORD, M5 3EN
Please note parking is not available at the venue or on Fairbrother Street. Please find alternative parking on Ordsall Lane.