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24 hours of peace performance

Published: 31 March 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Writer and director Neil Bartlett is travelling across the UK interviewing and recording 100 people to create a new national public artwork 24 Hours of Peace.

Taking place at the Royal Exchange Manchester on Remembrance Sunday, the theatre will keep its doors open for the full 24 hours of performance of a free event.

The interviewing process has already started and Neil has met with and recorded voices of from an 84-year-old Greenham Common veteran to a young volunteer recently returned from a Syrian refugee camp; from a trans activist to an imam; from an ex-sniper who served in Afghanistan to an IRA bomb survivor, all of whom are working for peace.

Neil will edit the interviews into a single, marathon monologue that will be delivered by a team of voices featuring members from Greater Manchester’s diverse communities as well as professional performers.