Over the last few weeks Derek Frood and myself aka ripple, have been busy researching archives, censuses, newspapers, genealogy sites and books, books, books about the old Jewish cemetery on Plymouth Hoe. In 1740 this plot was a family garden; today it is a calm oasis that hides a wealth of history and culture. We have created 15 short pieces; stories, biographies and happenings, murders, bankruptcies, plague and adultery and for three days over September, within the Plymouth Art Weekender, we will be sharing those stories with you.
Audio Trail in The Old Jewish Cemetery, Lambhay Hill, The Hoe.
Located on Plymouth’s historic Hoe, in the shadow of The Citadel, lies a hidden secret: The Old Jewish Cemetery. Contained within high stone walls it has always remained hidden from public view. The only clue to its existence is an insignificant door.
Earlier this year that door was opened and for the first time in its history the general public were given the opportunity to step over the threshold. A few months later, with the aid of funding from Vital Sparks, an audio trail has been created in the garden cemetery, bringing to life the lives of those buried within this hidden gem.
In 1740 this plot was a family garden; today it is a calm oasis that hides a wealth of history and culture.
Open for one hour
Friday 23rd September at 11am
Saturday 24th September at 2pm
&Sunday 25th September at 2pm
Audio created by Ruth Mitchell and Derek Frood, aka ripple
Ruth Mitchell and Derek Frood have been working together for ten years making performance and audio for intimate spaces. rippletheatreco.com
Recorded with StS, Stage technical Services http://www.stagetechservices.co.uk
Plymouth Hebrew Congregation http://plymouthsynagogue.com