Ordsall, Salford, an island of red-brick terraces amidst the glass and steel of modern buildings.
With roots as deep as the water that runs beside it; it was the beating heart of the dockside, a place of neighbourhood bonfires and exhilarating rites of passage.
In recent years major redevelopment has started to reshape Ordsall, new homes, shopping facilities and hotels have been constructed with future plans for more. But how does this regeneration impact existing residents?
At the end of this month, an immersive site-specific performance project is taking place in Ordsall, Deep Water part of the Royal Exchange theatre’s major Truth About Youth (TaY) programme, has been developed along with 20 young people and elder residents of Ordsall.
The inter-generational production has been created with Salford-born writer Reuben Johnson and directed by TaY Associate Artist Alex Summers.
The play will be performed, promenade style, in and around a working riverside warehouse known locally as Graffiti Palace, Salford on Fri 28 & Sat 29 August.
By Reuben Johnson & the residents of Ordsall
Directed by Alex Summers
Friday 28 August, 7.30pm
Saturday 29 August, 4.00pm & 7.30pm
Performed at Unit 3, Fairbrother St, Salford M5 3EN (aka The Graffiti Palace)
Ticket Prices: £5
Please be aware the production contains some strong language