A Restless Place (2015)

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.

Cast and Creatives

  • Falmata Lawan

  • Lou Broadbent

  • Lucas Smith

  • Mandy Newby

  • Matthew Evans

  • Mustafa Shareef

  • Sara Sadeghi


Writer – Juliana Mensah

Director – Katie Posner

Producer – Lucy Hammond

Stage Manager – Luke James

Animator – Hondartza Fraga

Assistant Stage Manager – Rose Burston

Assistant Director – Natasha Dawson