A ST HELENS KNEES UP
Three months. Three sheltered housing schemes. One big show.
Tasked with creating a show to celebrate the people, the history and the future of St Helens, Sara and Léonie worked with the residents of Raglan Court, Parr Mount Court and Reeve Court housing schemes, uncovering a unique town through the eyes of those who know it best.
Created and performed by the residents involved, A Proper St Helens Knees Up was part-party, part-show, featuring original live music and comedy sketches. The sold-out audience were served local Pimmie's Pies by students from St Helens College and everyone took away a souvenir brochure, illustrated by Lowri. Performed at St Helens' iconic Citadel for one, very special, night only.
13th March 2016 at The Citadel, St Helens.
Commissioned and produced by Heart of Glass. Supported by St Helens Council, Your Housing, Helena Partnerships and Arts Council England.
Project Producer for Heart of Glass: Suzanne Dempsey-Sawin
Programme design and illustration: Lowri Evans
Musical accompaniment: Ric Neale
Performer Waiters: Gemma Scott, Llana Mills, Sophie Eccleston, Jack Bridge, Olly Ford, Chloe Martin, Rachel Walker
All at Heart of Glass
Production images: Stephen King for Heart of Glass