Mapping the Edge was created by Louise Ann Wilson and Wils Wilson in collaboration with playwright Bernardine Evaristo, poet Amanda Dalton, novelist Alison Fell, and composer Kuljit Bhamra. The show involved working closely with many Sheffield residents, in particular the Tea Dancers at Sheffield City Hall, ex-WAAF and WWII Barrage Balloon Operators, members of Sheffield’s Yemeni community, steel workers, knife makers and boxers at Burton Street Gym. The audience traced the footsteps of three women – Mildred, Nadia, and Maddy. The women’s stories were inspired by the Medea myth and the city of Sheffield itself. An acting company of eight also formed a modern-day ‘Greek chorus’, talking to the audience, commenting on the action and building the atmosphere.

Original production

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Kuljit Bhamra Composer