There are things in life that you can’t rehearse for. Summer. looks at this very moment. Dozens of people of all ages on stage, responding to questions and instructions they’ve never seen before. It’s about lives being lived and it’s about as live as you can get.
Summer. is the first part of an extraordinary quartet of work about our relationship with time, a hugely ambitious project spanning the human lifecycle and made with ‘real people’ in place of actors. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. is a piece of mass portraiture, an epic, day-long, marathon event…
“… Life, like this show, is precious and changeable, and happens in the moments amongst the madness. Tomorrow will reveal something else, or offer up another gift, or take another surprising turn.”
Summer. | Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 April 2018 | Comédie de Béthune, Béthune, FR (In partnership with the City of Béthune with the support of the European Union as part of the Creative Europe programme.)
Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. | Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May 2017 | Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. | 22 March & 26 March, Sat 2 & Sun 3 April 2016 | Old Granada Studios, Manchester, UK
Summer. | 5-14 June 2014 | The Warehouse, Regent Trading Estate, Salford, UK
Tonight and tomorrow the show will be different. Because that's how life is... Lyn Gardner: The Guardian
Concept and Director: Richard Gregory
Designer: Simon Banham
Co-devisers/performers: Leentje Van de Cruys, Jane Mason, Lisa Mattocks
Co-devisers: Caroline Dubois, Sonia Hughes
Lighting Designer: Mike Brookes
Video design: Lisa Mattocks
Dramaturg: Renny O’Shea
Production Manager: Greg Akehurst
Technical Manager: Rory Howson
Stage Manager/Technician: Aileen Ging
Project Coordinator: Kate Daley
Producers: Kate Daley & Ali Dunican
Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. was co-commissioned by Compass Live Art, Contact, Dublin Theatre Festival, HOME, Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival, In Between Time, Lancaster Arts, National Theatre Wales, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Northern Stage and SICK! Festival. Supported through NXT STP.
Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. has received an Arts Council England Exceptional Award and is supported by The Wellcome Trust.