Tales From the Old World is a site-specific participatory theatre and online project, which takes place in the far future and the present.

Tales From the Old World is a post-apocalyptic western, which invites people to mythologise their present landscape – wherever in the world they may be. Integral to its story are mysterious ‘talking boxes’, intoning tales from a long forgotten past (our own, current world) that are fought over by collectors in a diffuse far-future landscape.

The first phase of R&D on Tales From the Old World was supported by a bursary from The Empty Space and Live Theatre, Newcastle. We've got a story and we've got ideas about how we would like to develop it as something that exists between theatre, film and online. Eventually, we hope it will be a production that can be mounted anywhere, with local performers, incorporating contributions from all over the world.

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