A Tin Box Theatre production and UK tour
Obsessed by the secret world of letters, Martin Simons, a post office worker, has collected 1463 of them.
Not Known at This Address explores the emotive quality of letters in an age where communication is vast, instant and readily available. It is a story of unrequited love and a man who is lost. As Martin clutches onto his secret, the contents of his letters take him further from his inescapable reality.
A work in progress showing of this piece was performed at China Plate’s First Bite Festival 2011 at mac, Birmingham in September 2011, and Point Blank Theatre’s Thrive Festival in December 2011. In January 2012 we headed down to Battersea Arts Centre for a week long residency culminating in three scratch performances.
Not Known at This Address received its full premiere on the main stage at mac Birmingham on 3rd October to a sell-out audience. We toured the piece to The Last Refuge, London; The Robinson Theatre, Cambridge and returned to Birmingham for an intimate performance in the gallery of Ort Art and Community Cafe.
CAST and COLLABORATORS Elena Voce Siriani, David Fisher, Hannah Brazil, Eleanor Williams, Jonathan Whitten, Hermione Sethi, Phillippa Hogg
Devised by Tin Box Theatre
Directed by Jo Gleave and Jo Newman
Music Composed by Eleanor Williams
Puppet Maker Elena Voce Siriani
Stage Manager Harriet May
Admin Assistant Kiran Flynn
“I wanted to steal it all”
“touching and beautifully delivered”
“very moving and thought provoking”
“magical…a true journey”
“beautifully crafted, a lovely selection of snapshots from human life”
“I collect lost postcards. I have some from over 100 years ago. So Martin…you are not alone!”Audience responses
Supported by Battersea Arts Centre, China Plate, First Bite Festival, mac Birmingham, Point Blank Theatre Sheffield