Undercliff and Over Heath Archive Materials

The collections below are materials from the Undercliff and Over Heath production in 1997. 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 of the work of participating chilldren.

PressNewspaper clippings from the press

View   Press articles covered the re-living of the history and how children and the community were brought together by the project.

MusicMusic scores and song lyrics

View    Words and music of original songs from the production: And We Who StaySong of Belonging, By the Sea and Final Instrumental

View    Lyrics of original songs:  Song of Belonging, And We Who Stay and The Turvers’ Song

©  All songs are copyright of Wimborne Community Theatre

Undercliff and Over Heath PosterPoster


PhotosPhotos of the artists

View photos of the artists   Photos taken in rehearsal and during the performance.

CostumesCostumes and designs

View   Costume designs and a storyboard by Cathy Wren.

BournemouthStarting to Devise the Play

View  the memories collected from the people of Bournemouth

View  the words used in recording a soundscape of voices for the production

View  early research – quotations and collected thoughts


View  an outline of the play as a PDF with full scripts of Scenes 6 & 7

© copyright of Wimborne Community Theatre

Wishes made“Wishes” made during the production

View   At the end of each performance the audience were invited to write down two wishes;  one a personal wish and one for the future of Bournemouth.

Project outlineProject outline report

View   A preparatory report outlining the aims and objectives, participants and plans for the production.


1.  The complete play in performance in and around the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth.

2.  Extracts from workshops and rehearsals during the process of developing the play.

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