We are incredibly proud of these much loved Walks which are site-specific events, part self-guided tour, part promenade performance. Our audiences are given a specially written route to follow, which not only directions them but also points out hints and histories about where they are, and as they walk they encounter actors who perform poems or short extracts of prose as if they were mini-plays.
The idea was developed for Scary Little Girls by director Abigail Anderson in 2007 after her work with Mark Rylance’s on his Sonnet Walks for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, the inspiration for the original events.
Since then, Scary Little Girls have created walks and related experiences all over the country, including Marylebone, London; Fowey, St Austell and Truro in Cornwall; and Chipping Norton and Didcot in Oxfordshire.
We have created performance pieces from literature as wide ranging as Shakespeare to Philip Pullman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Daphne du Maurier, and many other classic and contemporary writers. We have also commissioned exciting new writers, musicians and visual artists for these walks.
If you would like to talk to us about creating a Living Literature Walk or site-specific performance for your venue, festival or event, please contact Rebecca Mordan on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0797 6623 706.