Directed by Nicholas Barton-Wines
Written by Laurie Motherwell
Designed by Kenneth MacLeod
Created by Bandwidth
Performed by Rebekah Lumsden
Filmed and Edited by Fergus Cruickshank
Supported by Dundee Rep & Scottish Dance Theatre as part of This is for you, Dundee
It starts with a delivery through your letterbox, and what happens on stage…well, that depends on what you write! The stories of your never-quite-happened plans you post to us will help create recollect: Dundee – a new event that celebrates and commemorates Dundonian cancelled plans.
Rearranged diary? Abandoned holiday? Memories that never came to be? A lot of us spent the last year sitting in our living room thinking what could have been. But that doesn’t mean we can’t share a story from an event that didn’t happen! So, theatre collective Bandwidth need your help.
You’re invited to share your never-quite-happened plans over the last year with an extraordinary twist. This will take place through a short creative task at home. recollect: Dundee will transform your stories into a filmed performance of the unreal, the unexpected and the fantastic. Missed memories will be created anew through this unique creative exchange.
Bandwidth Postal Service
This is a participatory postal project that invites Dundonians to help Bandwidth tell a story of Dundee’s cancelled plans from the last twelve months. On sign up, we post a pack of postcards created just for Dundee ready to help inspire a made up a story of how their real plans were changed, swapping the actual reason for something extraordinary to create a new adventure.
The postcards are then sent back to Bandwidth and we begin creating a medley of cancelled plans through a recorded performance of object theatre; micro-scale puppetry informed by the stories shared with us. This was screened as part of This is for you, Dundee in May 2021.