Shows: Friday 16th June, 7.30pm
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men, ageing and mortality
Written by Mike Kenny and directed by Alan Dix
with music by James Frewer
and photography by Shanaz Gulzar
If you're the only one who's still around
All your friends are gone, or under the ground.
How come you were the last
Remembering the past?
You just stand and stare
And wonder if it happened, were you ever really there?
What’s it really like to be an old man? Entering your seventh, eighth or ninth decade? 509 Arts presents the latest iteration of Sing & Louder Sing, their latest work exploring the inner landscape of the older man and drawing on the diverse voices of ageing men from the local area. The event will include script-in-hand readings, songs and projections and the launch of an accompanying publication,
Sing & Louder Sing blends testimony, music, myth, humour, photography and the science of ageing to create an event where the older man is seen in a different light – human and exposed, a synthesis of experience and fortune, fate and accident; a biological clock that is inevitably destined to stop.
“You are wondering when It’s going to happen, what’s going to happen – it’s a road you’ve got to travel alone. “
Sing & Louder Sing has been commissioned by Theatre in the Mill to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Bradford.
About 509 Arts
509Arts is a Bradford‐based creative production company. In the past 4 years the company has produced two major pieces of theatrical work, My Last Car (written by Sarah Woods, 2011 - 2012) with Warwick Arts Centre and the Cultural Olympiad; and Bike Story (written by Mike Kenny, 2014), commissioned by the Yorkshire Festival/Grand Depart. In 2017 the company will produce Landlines and Watermarks, a folk opera and peoples fair for Calderdale at the iconic Piece Hall in Halifax. www.509arts.co.uk