Urban Stories

It’s the darkness and the shadows

With the passing smell of people leaving you behind

Quietness creeping up on you

The taste of salty tear

And the sight empty shell who can’t catch up

Capturing the experiences of the teenagers who fear a lack of likes on line, to the single, to the new arrivals who crave socialbility and belonging through to the old and those in mourning.

Urban Stories is a collection of short tales bringing a city to life, through the eyes of the lonely.

Combining stories, physical theatre and photography, the piece aims to shine a light on a modern social epidemic. It is both a recognition of the importance of talking about loneliness and a celebration of the role of creativity and the arts to reduce it.

Urban Stories will be developed as a new piece of theatre for 2019.