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Meet me at the edge

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On Sunday 20th September, Wildworks ran a live stream of an immersive soundscape, written by Mercedes Kemp and directed by Artistic Director Mydd Pharo.

This journey in sound and landscape explored themes of connectedness and isolation and was inspired by Mercedes’ experiences of living at the edge and a collection of other stories of individuals that live on the edge.

There are times when one hangs Suspended, hovering Between the past and the future. There aren’t very many times like this Lightheaded, pregnant with possibility, Wondering where The next footstep Will fall. This is one such.
Mercedes Kemp

Update - Live production now live streaming

After careful consultation this morning with our key event partner, the National Trust, we have unfortunately had to make the very difficult and disappointing decision to postpone the community and public Meet Me at The Edge performances at Botallack, Cornwall

A live streamed performance will be available for all ticket holders to view via the Wildworks YouTube channel and we will resurrect the physical performances once the Government and National Trust requirements are lifted.

Due to a national restriction, The National Trust has decreased all events on its sites across the UK to a maximum of 30 people at one time. Meet Me at The Edge performances were safely planned for 50 people at a time, keeping to all the Government requirements of bubbles of 6, therefore reducing to an audience of 30 is not possible. We have been working at all times within the tight parameters of ever-changing Government guidance to ensure the requirements are not only met but exceeded, however, reducing the numbers and cancelling for a percentage of attendees is simply not feasible for us. Thus in the interest and fairness of all we have to sadly cancel the entire production for September 2020. Meet Me at the Edge has its narrative based on inclusivity so to then exclude a proportion of our audience didn’t sit comfortably with us.

With extremely high and immediate demand, the Meet Me at The Edgeshows have been a sell-out success and we are incredibly disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our supporters but we know it is the only decision based on the information and the request we have received today from the National Trust. We are always extremely keen to work in a collaborative manner and ensure that all parties’ needs are met and we hope to work next year with the National Trust to recreate this innovative and unique production when all organisations involved are more comfortable with the figures and we are safe in the knowledge that we can make it workable as a community and commercial production.

Our team will be reaching out directly to ticketholders with information about postponing or providing full refunds and the link for the proposed live streaming of the production. We thank everyone who registered interest and we look forward to bringing you Meet Me at The Edge as a reimagined event that brings people together in a safe and responsible way when possible.

We would also like to add that no one is more disappointed than the team who have worked tirelessly on this project. Wildworks made a commitment at the start of this journey to honour all contracts and this commitment still stands

Performers / credits

Creative and Production Team

Mydd Pharo Director
Mercedes Kemp Writer
Sue Hill Landscape Artist
Charlie Bunker Creative Producer
Emma Hogg Executive Director
Ellie Williams Designer
Victoria Abbott Musical Director
Ciaran Clarke Sound Designer
Josh Pharo Video Designer
Emma Cameron Production Manager
Vicki Cox Technical Stage Manager
Lucy Seaber Costume Supervisor
Tim Hogg Site Management and Event Safety
Ben Granata Event Safety and Medic
Debra Gristwood Finance Manager
Charlie Gray Marketing Manager
Excess Energy PR
Ian Kingsnorth Photography

Audio and Live Performers

Mary Woodvine
Iga Webb
Sue Hill
Rebecca Hulbert
Jowan Jacobs
Abi Hutchinson
Daisy

Live Performers

Annie Wilde
Kate-Stebbing Allen

Sign interpreter

Donna Ruane from Theatresign

Audio

Ammar Haj Ahmad
Emma Frankland
Theo Blackmore
Andrew Wilkey

Music

“Blackbird” by Lucy Birbeck performed by Julie Macara
“I Am Giant Now” – performed and written by Andrew Wilkey
“To the End” – by Victoria Abbott performed by The Tuesday Night Fun Club

With thanks to

The National Trust
Jim Carey
Seamas Carey
Bec Applebee
Piran Tech
St. Just Miner’s Chapel
Josh Morse
Chloe Graham

Imagery

Ian Kingsnorth and Josh Morse Photography
Sue Hill Illustration
In partnership with the National Trust and Tin Coast Charter