Undercliff and Over Heath, 1997

Undercliff and Over Heath PosterSynopsis

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…’

Archive materials

The following items from Undercliff and Over Heath have been stored in our materials archive. Click here to view.

  1. Programme
  2. Newspaper clippings from the press
  3. Music scores and song lyrics
  4. Poster
  5. Photos of the artists
  6. Costumes and designs
  7. Starting to devise the play – memories, thoughts and quotations about Bournemouth
  8. Script – outline & extracts
  9. “Wishes” made during the production
  10. Project outline report
  11. Videos