The Roadless Trip

Sarah Woods  

The future is not some place we are going to, but somewhere we are creating.
John Schaar, Futurist.

The Roadless Trip is an urgent and irresistible invitation to imagine a positive future. Performed by Sarah and her teenage daughter Lil, the show mixes performance, film and Saturday night style gameshows to get us thinking about how we live now and how it could affect us in the future.

The Roadless Trip is a show that exists in two forms: Over Spring 2015 the first version of The Roadless Trip travelled to over 20 different community groups across Aberystwyth, Birmingham, Kent, Lancaster and Warwick. After the show, each member of the audience was invited to contribute their own thoughts, reactions and stories about the future in The Roadless Trip film studio known as “The Tripper” - located in the back of a specially converted ex-ambulance.

Then, using these filmed interviews, Sarah re-created The Roadless Trip into a brand new show featuring new ideas, new games and even a Medieval Re-Enactment Society – all determined and inspired by the 200+ people she met and interviewed. The Roadless Trip remade projects a positive image of the future, one that doesn’t have to be suffocated by austerity, climate change and zombie apocalypses, but can celebrate respect, togetherness, innovation and the importance of food.

The original concept for The Roadless Trip was made by Sarah Woods in collaboration with Richard Gott. Performed by Sarah Woods and Lil Woods with films by John Hunter. Originally an Emergence | Eginiad commission, supported by Arts Council Wales and TippingPoint. The further development and tour of The Roadless Trip is supported by the Ashden Trust, Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales in collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Birmingham Rep, Gulbenkian Theatre in Kent, Live at LICA and Warwick Arts Centre.


For promoters: download touring pack.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

03.02.16
Warwick Arts Centre
COVENTRY UK
07.11.15
Birmingham Rep Theatre
BIRMINGHAM UK
05.11.15
Lancaster Arts
LANCASTER UK
06.10.15
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
ABERYSTWYTH UK
19.09.15
Gulbenkian Theatre
CANTERBURY UK
17-18.07.15
Various venues
CANTERBURY UK
25-27.06.15
Various venues
BIRMINGHAM
16-18.06.15
Various venues
LANCASTER
22.06.13
Two Degrees: The Roadless Trip
Toynbee Studios
LONDON UK
Photo by John Hunter.

Photo by John Hunter.

Two Degrees 2013. Photo by Immo Klink.

Two Degrees 2013. Photo by Immo Klink.

"The Tripper” design by Sarah Julia Clark.

Photo by Sarah Julia Clark.

Photo by Sarah Julia Clark.

In rehearsal (Photo by Cat Harrison).

In rehearsal (Photo by Cat Harrison).

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