26 October 2015 – 31 October 2015

A Restless Place (2015)

written by Juliana Mensah,

directed by Katie Posner

Following on from the sellout productions of In Fog and Falling Snow, Clocking In and Blood + Chocolate, Pilot Theatre offered another unique opportunity to experience one of York's heritage sites in a completely new and unexpected way. Audiences entered through the locked doors of the York Castle Museum into corridors and cells housing lost voices and found stories, tales of home and the search for belonging. Verbatim testimonies blend with folktale as audiences met characters drawn from both myth and reality on their journeys into the unknown. 
 
The production was based on interviews with a range of people who have migrated to York, including Human Rights Defenders from the University of York's Protective Fellowship Scheme, as part of the collaborative Boomerang: Documents of Poverty and Hope project.

Boomerang is one of 12 successful projects being run by the European Commission under their Cooperation project with Third Countries - European Culture Funding Stream, creating new theatre pieces based on collecting stories from people in their countries about their experiences of emigration and immigration.