Welcome – thanks for visiting us! Moving Stories is home to a group of passionate theatre and event makers, that enable stories to be shared and heard, and engages audiences in an immersive theatrical event.
We aim to awaken the senses and stimulate the emotions by creating bold, ambitious and beautiful work for both theatres and unusual locations and sites. Our inaugural production was ‘Vanessa and Virginia’ which played to acclaim accross the UK and Europe.
We are currently readying ourself for the London Transfer of ‘Vanessa and Virginia’ in March/April 2013 at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. Last summer also saw us scoop the award for best production at the world renowned Minack Theatre for our outrageous re-imagining of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, set in the roaring twenties complete with live jazz music and lots of champagne.
Current Production: ‘Vanessa & Virginia’
Featured in the Independent on Sunday’s ‘Criticial List – Book Now!’, 10th February 2013
by Dr. Elizabeth Wright, based on the acclaimed novel by Susan Sellers
Based on the acclaimed novel by Susan Sellers, Elizabeth Wright’s innovative new play is a moving, poetic and powerful story about the remarkable sisters, novelist Virginia Woolf and artist Vanessa Bell.
Fusing original music, poetic text and immersive design the play creates a dream-like, meditative quality moving gracefully through time and seamlessly transporting the audience through places, events and memories. A highly original and emotional theatrical experience that invites you to journey with the sisters from their Victorian childhood to a Bohemian adulthood. Produced by award-winning theatre company Moving Stories, Vanessa and Virginia opened to acclaim in Provence in September 2010 and toured across the UK and Europe in advance of coming home to London for its Riverside run.
Director: Emma Gersch
Designer: Kate Unwin
Composer: Jeremy Thurlow
Associate Director: Hannah Quigley
Cast: Kitty Randle and Alice Frankham
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
Performances: March 26th - April 13th 2013 (Tuesdays-Sundays)
Box office: 020 8237 1111
If you are interested in ‘Vanessa and Virginia’, you might like to visit the beautiful Charleston House in Sussex, which was home to Vanessa Bell and her family
Moving Stories – The Event
Moving Stories invites you to join us on a short but profound journey in Hammersmith.
We offer you a rare chance to stop, slow down and meet the folk you might rush past every day. Capturing and framing the natural and wonderful theatricality of life, Moving Stories is a walking tour with a difference; meet some of the fascinating characters with whom we share the city, but whose stories often go unheard. Your story-guide will lead you from place to place, gathering around the ice cream vendor’s van, the pub landlord’s bar, the Big Issue seller’s street corner, where we can open our ears, our eyes and our hearts. There are no actors, just real people and true stories to make you stop, look and listen. Everyone has a story- and often we are too busy to listen. Do something different this lunchtime. Put comfy shoes on and join us!
“An unexpected gem of humanity’s raw beauty; what theatre should strive for!” (Audience member, Moving Stories, Southwark Playhouse, 2009)
Venue: Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London
Dates: Saturday 6th-Monday 8th April 2013, 1pm
Running time: 1 hour
Age limit: 10+
Tickets: £7 (£5) concessions
Audience size restricted so early booking essential!
Box Office: 0208 237 1111