During 2017, Spare Tyre worked with students from Kingston University's Drama Department (KUDOS) on a new piece of theatre.
The five years of recorded interviews we made with Roehampton residents to create Roehampton Radio episodes are a treasure trove of local stories–we wanted to make sure these stories were told. We approached the Drama Department at Kingston, who were fascinated by these recordings and what they revealed.
In weekly sessions, students and staff from Spare Tyre have listened to the thoughts and feelings of Roehampton residents, and created a new, original piece of theatre called What's Between Us. The piece explores the idea of home, and what we need to feel 'at home'. The project included masterclasses with the students, run by our Artistic Director Arti Prashar.
The final play was performed at the Rose Theatre in Kingston as part of the IYAF (International Youth Arts Festival) in July 2017, and then at New Diorama Theatre in Camden in November 2017 as part of Spare Tyre's Artist Takeover week.