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Behind Closed Doors

South Street is very proud to present a filmed version of our acclaimed theatre show ‘Behind Closed Doors’ for a limited time only. Presented via pay-per-view on What’s On Reading.

Conceived & written during lockdown #1, and presented either side of lockdown #2 to live audiences, this show was our attempt to make sense of the unique times we are living through. It was made for small audiences of 20 per show who watched in individual covid secure booths. We hope you enjoy this filmed version.

Available until 12th March 2021

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Behind Closed Doors spans centuries to explore stories of isolation and separation. From the anchorite Julian of Norwich to round-the-world mariner Ellen MacArthur to a hillwalking tour guide to the priest of Plague village Eyam, our history is liberally seasoned with times where we’ve been distanced from each other, whether by choice or necessity.

Weaving these famous figures with everyday folk, like an oil rig worker or a gardener taking care of the plants at The Eden Project, this show illuminates how often we’ve been here before.

Behind Closed Doors reminds you of the power of theatre to transport, as you head out to sea, up vast hills, into a biodome and 350 years into the past. Join us for a fascinating, illuminating and heartening look at what it means to be alone, and how we can come through it together.

Recorded at South Street Arts Centre on 28th & 29th October 2020.

This film can be viewed with captions.

Age guidance: 12+

Written & Performed by Sabina Netherclift & Benedict Sandiford
Produced by John Luther
Lighting Design by Adrian Croton
Sound Design by Dan Bryan
Props & models by Nigel Bish
Set by Steve Foster
Original music by knifedoutofexistence

Film shot & edited by Henry Steedman.

Supported by Arts Council England with public funding from the National Lottery.
Film supported by Reading UK.

Tickets £5 (or more). 
There is an opportunity to pay more by donating to South Street during the booking process. If you can afford to do this it would be greatly appreciated. All money donated will go directly to fund our SITELINES strand creating new theatre work for Reading audiences.

Important information:
Your ticket will automatically give you access to the video hosted on our website. A confirmation email with the link will be sent to you. Please ensure you are logged into your account when attempting to view the film. You can watch anytime until 23.59 on Friday 12th March. Any problems please contact the Box Office.

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