‘We fell out of the sky tonight. But there are many things I’ve salvaged from the wreckage of impossible car crashes’
When Liam was four years old, his father disappeared – and from that moment onwards, his mother, sister and he have been living on a film set…
In 1985, Liam moved in with his grandparents in a terraced house that was built on the old Sound City lot of Shepperton Film Studios. The house sat in the shadow of the giant studio warehouses. Liam’s memories of that year exist as a few cinematic images and some lingering sound effects; a cloud of dry ice engulfing the garden from the set of Henry V, a mother crying into a telephone, a girl sleepwalking at night.
In this intimate interactive performance, childhood memories, half-remembered facts and icons of British cinema blur into one in a poetic journey through the lens of a small boy in the 1980’s.
Cast & creative team
Commissioned by Theatre Royal Plymouth.
Developed from initial research commissioned by Theatre Sandbox in association with The Junction and Microsoft Labs Cambridge
Written by Liam Jarvis
Directed by Hannah Barker
Performed by Liam Jarvis
Other creative team members to be announced in due course
Dates for Living Film Set in 2014 will be announced in due course.
Script development, under commission from Theatre Royal Plymouth
Initial development at The Junction, Cambridge as a Theatre Sandbox Commission (iShed), in partnership with Microsoft Labs Cambridge.