Presented by Havering Changing and Tangled Feet
Written by Steve Waters, directed by Nathan Curry
This is theatre with a difference and a chance to explore a hidden local treasure.
Put on a pair of headphones, meet your tour guide and walk through the stunning natural landscape of Bedfords Park – a nature reserve on the edge of a city. In this guided walk and theatre show you never know who’s going to jump out from behind the next bush! Through your headphones you’ll eavesdrop on a married couple trying to rekindle their flame, estate agents selling the dream and a botanist protecting the plants. But how are they all connected? And what has brought them to Havering’s incredible nature reserve?
How do we protect the nature we have whilst trying to survive in difficult times? What are we protecting and why? In a world where nature needs our help but people’s lives are under more and more pressure, what small act can change the world?
Murmurations was originally devised in association with National Trust, RSPB, UEA, and Arts & Humanities Research Council. It enjoyed a sell out premiere at National Trust Wicken Fen & RSPB Strumpshaw Fen in 2021. In 2022 it was reworked for another sell out run at Hartlepool Waterfront Festival, and returns this Autumn, reimagined to celebrate the London Borough of Havering and Bedfords Park. Murmurations features stories of local people and their relationship with the area’s unique green landscape.
Tangled Feet are an Artist-led NPO funded company based in Luton who create original, visually stunning, transformative performances, sometimes inside theatres but often in other public spaces. We create atmospheres and experiences for the audience which are thrilling, surprising and memorable, which always feel ‘live’ and in the moment, where the unique reality of this audience, in this moment, right here is acknowledged and celebrated.
Age guidance 11+. This show contains adult language.
A free shuttle bus leaves 45 minutes before the show from North Romford Community Centre, Collier Row and 30 minutes before the show from myplace, Harold Hill. It will return you to the departure point after the show.
Venue: Bedfords Park, Broxhill Rd, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford RM4 1QH
Show contains mentions of loss, bereavement and Covid