Following a public meeting about people’s likes and dislikes about the town, and conversations with local historians, the theatre group used research about significant people who had visited the town and had strong feelings about it – from Dr Augustus Granville, physician, who recommended the town be developed as an invalid paradise, to the attitudes of Thomas Hardy and DH Lawrence.
See photos of the production here
About the production
Co-directed by Tony Horitz and Sharon Mururi, the play brought together four Bournemouth schools and an array of people from the local community.
David Lassman, journalist said, ‘…it shows what can be done when a community decides to get together. And for the audience as well, they can congratulate themselves for playing their part…’
The following items from Undercliff and Over Heath have been stored in our materials archive. Click here to view.