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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

MC

Ray Spencer

Ensemble

David Callaghan
Carol Cooke Choir
Richard Elroy
Michelle Gerencser
Stacey Ghent
Angela Hannon
David Hopper
Ian Horn
Jodie Loader Young Choir
Anthony Loughlin Lead singer  Heroes
Geraldine McStea Choir
Darren Palmer
Tom Potts
Lee Ridley
Neil Watson
Linda Zigmundova Choir

House band

Ross Millard Composer/Guitar/Voice
Rebecca Young Composer/Guitar/Bass/Voice
James Hutchinson Drums
Tom Fletcher Pedal Steel

Ensemble

Corinne Kilvington Coordinator
Lynda Abdullah
Jean Brodie
Jacqui Brown
Judith Burford
Gail Cann
Bob Carrick
Val Coneley
David Cooke
Margaret Cramman
Linda Cunningham
Richard Curtis
Michael Davison
Jeff Dawson
Emily Dodds
Debra Doyle
Diane Embleton
Lorna Forster
Catherine Hillam
Jodie Loader Young
Eloise Lotz
Lu Mackie
Eileen Murray
Joan Neil
Martin Nichols
Ken Oley
Richie Schulz
Tom Stevenson  
Ann Storey
Janice Swan
Ann Weaver

Special thanks

Maureen Ambrose
Florence Anderson
Julio Arca
Kevin Ball
Dave Downing
Len Gibson
Juliana and Bob Heron
Norman Kirtlan
Sir Jimmy Montgomery
Dennis O’Brien
Darren Palmer
Carol Roberton
Evelyn Rogers
David Selby
Ann Usher
Denny Wilson

Special thanks

Emma Horsman Project Director
Amy Taylor Project Coordinator
Michael Barrass Community Engagement Coordinator
David Callaghan
Rob Lawson PR
Georgia Shippen Intern

Wildworks

Bill Mitchell Director
Mercedes Kemp Writer/ Associate Director Research and Community
Charlie Bunker Producer
Victoria Abbott Composer/Musical
Director
Ross Millard Composer/Co-Musical Director
Kyla Goodey Performance Director
Myriddin Wannell Production Designer/ Associate Designer
Ellie Williams Designer
Kate Eccles Maker/Designer Team
Helen Atkinson Sound Designer
Paul Jarvis Technical Manager/ Lighting Designer
Graeme Hopper Soundscape Artist
David Bilton Production Manager
Fiona Blair Stage Manager
Sarah Oatley Costume Supervisor
Gillian Thomas Hair and Makeup
Victoria Adam Mellis  Wardrobe
Karl Oatley Wardrobe
Max Wingate Lighting Technician
Peter Rice Production Sound Engineer
Andrew Hagan Film Content
Mia Page Production Assistant
Darren Palmer Research Assistant
Emma Hogg General Manager
Debra Gristwood Finance Manager
John Liew Sunderland University Placement
Kirsty Bond Sunderland University Placement
Sam Storey Head Chef

MC

Ray Spencer

Ensemble

David Callaghan
Carol Cooke Choir
Richard Elroy
Michelle Gerencser
Stacey Ghent
Angela Hannon
David Hopper
Ian Horn
Jodie Loader Young Choir
Anthony Loughlin Lead singer  Heroes
Geraldine McStea Choir
Darren Palmer
Tom Potts
Lee Ridley
Neil Watson
Linda Zigmundova Choir

House band

Ross Millard Composer/Guitar/Voice
Rebecca Young Composer/Guitar/Bass/Voice
James Hutchinson Drums
Tom Fletcher Pedal Steel

Ensemble

Corinne Kilvington Coordinator
Lynda Abdullah
Jean Brodie
Jacqui Brown
Judith Burford
Gail Cann
Bob Carrick
Val Coneley
David Cooke
Margaret Cramman
Linda Cunningham
Richard Curtis
Michael Davison
Jeff Dawson
Emily Dodds
Debra Doyle
Diane Embleton
Lorna Forster
Catherine Hillam
Jodie Loader Young
Eloise Lotz
Lu Mackie
Eileen Murray
Joan Neil
Martin Nichols
Ken Oley
Richie Schulz
Tom Stevenson  
Ann Storey
Janice Swan
Ann Weaver

Special thanks

Maureen Ambrose
Florence Anderson
Julio Arca
Kevin Ball
Dave Downing
Len Gibson
Juliana and Bob Heron
Norman Kirtlan
Sir Jimmy Montgomery
Dennis O’Brien
Darren Palmer
Carol Roberton
Evelyn Rogers
David Selby
Ann Usher
Denny Wilson

Special thanks

Emma Horsman Project Director
Amy Taylor Project Coordinator
Michael Barrass Community Engagement Coordinator
David Callaghan
Rob Lawson PR
Georgia Shippen Intern

Wildworks

Bill Mitchell Director
Mercedes Kemp Writer/ Associate Director Research and Community
Charlie Bunker Producer
Victoria Abbott Composer/Musical
Director
Ross Millard Composer/Co-Musical Director
Kyla Goodey Performance Director
Myriddin Wannell Production Designer/ Associate Designer
Ellie Williams Designer
Kate Eccles Maker/Designer Team
Helen Atkinson Sound Designer
Paul Jarvis Technical Manager/ Lighting Designer
Graeme Hopper Soundscape Artist
David Bilton Production Manager
Fiona Blair Stage Manager
Sarah Oatley Costume Supervisor
Gillian Thomas Hair and Makeup
Victoria Adam Mellis  Wardrobe
Karl Oatley Wardrobe
Max Wingate Lighting Technician
Peter Rice Production Sound Engineer
Andrew Hagan Film Content
Mia Page Production Assistant
Darren Palmer Research Assistant
Emma Hogg General Manager
Debra Gristwood Finance Manager
John Liew Sunderland University Placement
Kirsty Bond Sunderland University Placement
Sam Storey Head Chef
In Partnership with the National Trust and Tin Coast Charter