Life Stories was originally planned for performances alongside a meal;  now - in the midst of Coronavirus - it has been transformed into an audio drama which was recorded individually in people's homes during lockdown and social isolation, and carefully woven together.

Maggie: Marnie Smith
Betty: Angela Lord
Stella: Jodie Kent
Derek: Stuart Waterworth
George: Paul Kent

Singer:  Rosemary Turner

Script:  Kit Walkham
Producer:  Ali Fife Cook
Technical:  Joe Thompson
TASS / Logistics:  Simon Thompson



Listen to it here:

Life Stories is a drama inspired by memories recorded by local people.

It developed out of the Befriending Service of Tavistock Area Support Services:  recordings of stories from many of the older generation in the Tavistock area have been made, and are continuing to be made, with several published in booklets.

Interview on Radio Devon broadcast on 2nd May
with Kit Walkham and Frank Dixon

(file may take several moments to start)

In advance of our Life Stories performances we presented a special event presenting readings from the stories as part of Heritage Open Days in September, and for the Open Day for the Printworks in October.