Following the success of a sell-out run of A First Class Death at VAULT Festival 2015 and an Arts Council funded R&D of new street opera Drifting Dragons, promenade theatre company Baseless Fabric are creating A Secret Life as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe based on interviews with South West Londoners in collaboration with playwright Tamara Micner and IT Company NetStronghold Ltd to engage audiences with the inner thoughts and memories of adolescence of the elderly today.
From 10 – 15 May 2016 beginning at Theatre 503, A Secret Life will take an intimate audience group on a journey through the local area and diving into local businesses, whilst hearing the inner thoughts of our characters via an app previously downloaded to their smartphones. The script, written by exciting young playwright Tamara Micner, will be partly verbatim based on workshops with young people today and interviews with local people in Merton and Wandsworth over the age of 65years about their experiences and memories of being a teenager.
The aim of this outreach is to create intergenerational connection and inspire young people not ordinarily interested in theatre with the use of a digital app created by IT Company NetStronghold Ltd. The audio recordings of the interviews will also be offered to local museums for their oral history archives.