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Bradford Interchange to tell its stories in new promenade show

Published: 1 July 2015
Reporter: Mark Smith

Brief Encounters at Bradford Interchange Credit: Tracey Welch photography

Freedom Studios has announced a new site-specific promenade production, Brief Encounters, inspired by the stories of those who work in and travel through Bradford’s Interchange station.

Scripted by new playwright Rav Sanghera, the piece will lead audience through ‘familiar and hidden parts’ of the train and bus station in a series of intertwining stories.

Bradford-based Freedom Studios has a strong record of community engagement and pieces inspired by real stories, and Sanghera’s research has included interviews with staff and passengers at the station as well as organisations who support people new to the city.

Director Tom Wright also has a proven track record in this area, having created Home Sweet Home for Freedom Studios last year, telling the stories of the elderly and workers in care homes. He also previously directed the acclaimed production The Container, a site-specific piece on illegal immigration, for the Young Vic.

This hour-long promenade performance will run from 6 to 10 October at Bradford Interchange, with groups led round the station at regular intervals throughout the afternoon and evening.