2002 ALMEIDA THEATRE
director BEN HARRISON
design FRED MELLER
choreographer ARTHUR PITA
lighting design NATASHA CHIVERS
Inspired by real experiences of people from the troubled district of the Caledonian Road in London, The Almeida Theatre staged a site-specific production to bring much-needed arts education to local children.
The Almeida is the only major London theatre to take site-specific work on board. The theatre became its own performance when, on moving to Kings Cross, it took the area into itself in Lulu. Now Ben Harrison has done the opposite with Caledonian Road and guided audiences through the streets. At times, this is like seeing your normal life framed, at times it drifts into surrealism. . .At its best, it unsettles the way you look at the world: you never quite know what's the scenery and what's action, what's real and what's not. "