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Read All About It - Retold/ Mercurial Dance /Coventry Evening Telegraph Building/July 18 

Abby Clarke Set and Costume Design - Retold

Retold was an immersive, interactive and site specific dance performance set in the foyer of the Coventry Evening Telegraph Building. The space was laid out cabaret style with the audience clustered around tables throughout the foyer space where they would be asked questions by the dancers as they took on the roles of newspaper journalists. The performance led the audience through stories from Coventry and gave them the opportunity to share their own Coventry stories and have them reenacted by the dancers. The performers were costumed in 1950's office wear, referencing the original journalists who would have been collecting stories from the people of Coventry when the building originally opened in 1958 and the counter where these stories were handed over was extended to create a raised stage upon which much of the performance took place.

Director- Oliver Scott

Set and Costume Designer- Abby Clarke

Co-Set Designer- Patrick Connellan 

Lighting Designer - Chris Munn

Composer - Lucy Ann Sale

Retold costume drawing
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