“You can take a journey with me through my letters”
An older, Yorkshire man, Eddy is going to Antarctica. Shy Maria is daydreaming of her homeland, Romania. Jean is rekindling her love of art for her 80th birthday. Sophie is madly revising for an exam.
Handwritten letters and shared passions bring the young and old together, as exciting, new adventures beckon and unlikely friendships flourish. But will the stress of exams, fractured ankles and grieving for lost friends ruin their plans? Or will the extraordinary sharing of life through letter writing bring them all together in the end?
Spring Flowers and Autumn Fruit was inspired by the real letters exchanged between University of Leeds students and older, Yorkshire residents as part of the University’s Writing Back programme. The play is created and performed by younger and older people who are living in Leeds.
The performances will coincide with the launch of an exhibition of letters, photographs, illustrations and poems sent during and inspired by Writing Back.
All proceeds from this performance will go back into Fall into Place Theatre and Writing Back. Both projects help to foster new friendships and tackle social isolation through connecting differing generations with one another.
Friday 23 June – doors open from 6:00pm for the exhibition viewing. 6:30pm – introduction to the exhibition and performance. 7:00pm – performance.
Saturday 24 June – doors open from 2:00pm for the exhibition viewing. 2:15pm – introduction to the exhibition and performance. 2:30pm – performance.