The Silk of 1000 Spiders

Inspiring Audiences

In October 2017, we produced a large-scale, ensemble, outdoor performance at Fort Luton in Chatham, Medway.

Spanning over 150 years of local history, ‘The Silk of 1000 Spiders’ was inspired by the true stories of the invisible labour force who have shaped our landscape and lives. From the sailors, convicts and workhouse inmates who helped build Fort Luton, to today’s migrant workers, ‘The Silk of 1000 Spiders’ explored and broughtto light Medway’s untold stories and forgotten lives.

The production featured over 100 local residents and young people as actors, singers, performers, set & costume design/makers and backstage technicians.  Workshop sessions and rehearsals ran from May  to September 2017.

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Funded by Arts Council England with additional support from Medway Council’s Arts Development Team.