Papertrail exists in order to develop, showcase and produce exciting writing for performance. The work of the company includes productions of contemporary plays that experiment with language and writing for site-specific performance.
Memo & Bridget Keehan 2012-2013: Funded by a Theatre Production Development Grant from Arts Council Wales and supported by Wales Lab and National Theatre Wales, The Barry Bus Project was a collaborative project developed by Bridget Keehan and the Memo.
Memo & Papertrail 2013-2014: Building and developing on the R&D work from The Barry Bus Project, a Grant from the Arts Council Wales enabled the further development of the site-specific performance. This was an innovative and community focused production which placed the audience on a bus journey through the town of Barry.
DAY TO GO: story and place weaved together in one magical journey…
The audience travel together on a bus through the town of Barry. Along the way they hear stories inspired by the places they visit and by people who live along the route. Various characters, based upon these stories, appear: the abandoned bride, the woman who can’t stop swimming, the Butlins Redcoats in search of ‘campers’ to entertain and even the patron saint of Barry turns up. Audiences were transported to a Barry they didn’t even know existed.
Day to Go was inspired by the stories of people living in Barry. The show was performed over two weekends in April 2014 and received rapturous reviews.