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The Higher Ground

Written by Mike Akers and directed by Chris Garner, THE HIGHER GROUND was inspired by the Gloucestershire floods of 2007.
Produced by Stroud Theatre Company, it toured a selection of schools, village halls and Art Centres in the summer of 2008.

"The play, using a minimum of props and excellently performed by Georgina Stamp and Gerard Cooke, left us in no doubt about the gravity and dangers of rapid flooding"thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

In this highly original piece, Gerard played two separate characters. One was a ‘Mythmaker'; an apprentice storyteller, who learns that the secret to his craft is to give his audience hope. The other character was a young boy called Ali, a creation of the mythmaker's imagination, who struggles for friendship and survival whilst his home is lost to the floodwaters.

PRESS LINKS

Flood memories to form a piece of theatre - Stroud News & Journal
Flood play comes to the Cotswolds - Stroud News & Journal 03/07/2008
Preview - How floods of 2007 led to a new play - Stroud News & Journal 02/07/2008
Preview - Gazette 03/07/2008
Preview - New play poses questions about changing climate - Stroud Life 09/07/2008
Preview - Collecting stories of the flood - Stroud News & Journal 09/07/2008
Review - This is Gloucestershire 26/07/2008

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