A show telling a St Thomas Story
River Land tells the story of Walter and Ellie. Both live in St Thomas and both love the place dearly. Walter’s life is teeming with the ghosts of St Thomas past, especially those vivid memories of a time, 60 odd years ago, when the Exe burst its banks and water filled the streets. Young Ellie, on the other hand, is overwhelmed by visions of global floods to come. What hope might their new friendship bring?
Along with the Festival of St Thomas Stories, River Land was the culmination of three years’ work for Theatre Alibi, listening to the powerful, moving, and often very funny stories from our neighbourhood.
Over the 10 days we saw nearly 700 audience members join us at our home, Emmanuel Hall, which was utterly transformed into a pop-up theatre complete with a bar ran by Ebdons.
River Land was also our most environmentally friendly production to date! Read more about how we’ll be making our work sustainable going forwards.
The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation