The collections below are materials from the Riotous Living production in 1992. View the production’s page here.
View The programme listed all those involved in the production, as well as a short synopsis of the play and some background information on the project.
Newspaper clippings from the press
View Making a stir in the press: published articles covered the re-living of the history to how children and the community were brought together by the project.
View Jan Hart designed the costumes for the production.
Children from St Mary’s First School showed their appreciation of being involved in the production with drawings of the agricultural workers of the time and the threshing machines which changed their lives.
Photos of Riotous Living artists
View Photos by Paul Allen and Colin Hoare.
Riotous Living Report
View A report evaluating the project: On a cross-arts initiative involving the local community. Photos by Paul Allen and Colin Hoare.
Lyrics of original songs for the production.
View Captain Swing, Naming of Names
© All songs are copyright of Wimborne Community Theatre
Music and lyrics of traditional songs for the production.
1. The complete play.
2. Video extracts from the play with informal behind-the-scenes footage before and after the performance, including work on the outdoor sculptures and costumes, the cast relaxing and notes from Tony Horitz, the artistic director.