'Wow, all this going on around me, it's fantastic!'
Trumpington Voices is a public art project led by Menagerie Theatre Company. The project records stories and experiences of *Trumpington’s diverse community during a time of radical change and re-shaping. It sets out to understand how Trumpington, the place, impacts upon its residents’ lives. What has emerged more strongly is the reverse: the residents’ extraordinary impact upon Trumpington.
Two distinct products have come out of the project: a verbatim play performed by local residents, which draws directly from interviews with Trumpington residents, and a sound archive of the more than 50 conversations recorded by a team of interviewers, themselves Trumpington residents.
This website hosts testimony from volunteers, theatre professionals and other project participants. It gives background information on the interviews, the play-making process and the people that made it all happen.
Trumpington Voices is funded by Cambridge City Council.
Performances of the play will take place at The Clay Farm Centre on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June 2018. To book tickets, click here
*The place in question is the established community of Trumpington and the new communities of Clay Farm, Trumpington Meadows and Glebe Farm, which are currently under construction. In all, 4000 new dwellings will have been built by the time construction comes to an end.