Beneath The Streets

in association with Punchdrunk Enrichment

We've all lost something.

Glasses, keys, memories, love, loved ones, our way…  Are these things gone forever or have they found a home elsewhere? Hidden in Cardiff is a world of lost things. In the shadows, behind closed doors, we await you.

Following a sold-out run in 2014, Hijinx and Punchdrunk Enrichment reunited to present the sequel to Beneath the Streets in a new location. This unique theatrical experience was nominated for Best Production in English at the Wales Theatre Awards 2015, and featured a large cast of actors with and without disabilities.

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Beneath the Streets is proof positive that to use learning disabled actors is the very opposite of tokenism. Instead, it’s smart dramatic practice: the greater the range of our community the audience sees onstage, the more convincing the piece becomes.

The Big Issue

Creative Team.

Matthew Blake

Director

Julie Landau

Designer

Steve Dobbie

Sound Designer

Pete Higgin

Punchdrunk Enrichment Director

Alex Rowse

Punchdrunk Enrichment Producer

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If the point of theatre is to transport an audience as convincingly as possible, then Hijinx’s production is a triumph

The Big Issue

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Astounded. In all my theatregoing I’ve never been so comprehensively sucked into an imaginary world in this way. Magical, and a little bit terrifying.

Audience Comment

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Hijinx is undoubtedly doing work of great social value, it is also making a distinctive and important contribution to the ongoing debate about what theatre is and can be in Wales.

Wales Arts Review

Original Cast.

Curtis Williams

Gareth Clark

Tom Powell

Kirsty Rosser

Matthew Mullins

Matthew Purnell

Sian Fouladi

Richard Newnham

Stuart Campbell

Marlene Hall

Marega Palser

Amy Griggs

Nicola Colmer

Gemma Gallagher

Cameron Eaton

Jeremy Linnell

Sherall Morris

Sam Harding

Morgan Thomas

Clare Parry Jones

Gaynor Lougher

Denni Dennis