Shad Thames, Broken Wharf

Shad Thames, Broken Wharf

by Chris McCabe

Saturday 4 December 2010, 8pm
Tickets £5

The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX

Tickets and Information     0151 702 5324

Spanning centuries of changes across London’s Docklands, this multimedia ‘play of voices’ by poet Chris McCabe eavesdrops on a conversation between Echo, a middle-aged woman who has lived her life in the area, and Blaise, a northerner who finds resonances with the more familiar docks at Liverpool. Breaking into the dialogue, The Restructure is a sinister, all-knowing Public Service Announcement with ‘advice’ to share with anyone who’ll listen…

With accompanying tipsy folk melodies from Bleeding Heart Narrative’s Bartokian piano, strings, synths and sample set, and film from Jack Wake-Walker, Shad Thames, Broken Wharf resonates with what the docks might mean.

“a multiple narrative of various timescapes, set in a constantly evolving Docklands” –

“an elegy, an urban bucolic around the river and its Eastern banks” – Culture Wars

A London Word Festival Commission

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