Lost Text/Found Space

Til We Meet in England

Til We Meet in England at Safehouse in Peckham

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In 2017 we created Til We Meet in England, supported by Arts Council England. 

Til We Meet in England was part performance, part installation, working with live music, movement, text and audience interaction. Created in the beautiful, hidden space of Safehouse in Peckham, Til We Meet in England re-examined the rarely staged text by Elizabeth Inchbald, called The Massacre. 

The derelict domestic space of Safehouse was the setting for our performances, and as an environment interacted powerfully with the themes of exile and identity present within Inchbald's play. In the unhomely home of Safehouse we ceated an intimate and immersive performance, using movement, music and installation to tell a powerfully human story.

Elizabeth Inchbald was a talented and successful eighteenth century actor, novelist, playwright and editor, a friend of Godwin and Holcroft, whose novels were loved by (and written about by) Jane Austen. The Massacre is her only tragedy and deals with her powerful response to violence and upheaval in France during the revolution. Her profound sense of humanist values and concern for persecuted people make this a relevant play for our age.

'In Inchbald's The Massacre, the company prove there is a play for today' - The Times

'Most impressive is the seamless move between installation and linear narrative' - The Stage

'Lost Space/ Found Text’s approach is gentle and intimate, guiding the audience through the performance and inviting them to participate in small ways. The performers’ refrain ‘Can you help me?’ is an invitation, not a command.' - Exeunt Magazine

Audience responses:

'I felt part of the action at all times which was both nerve-wracking and exciting – two sensations I rarely feel in the theatre! I was with you all the way.'

'An intimate exiting way to experience performance. Brilliant cast and space.'

Til We Meet in England - Company