The Other Side

Scene Productions are proud to announce their sister company; ‘Scene’ and their first devised piece ‘The Other Side’ directed by Gavin Robertson; which celebrated its world premiere at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival at The Gilded Balloon.

No Longer Taking Bookings: (Toured 2009 – June 2010)

The show received amazing reviews and overwhelming feedback from the audience, the company would like to thank everyone who supported them.



Edinburgh Festival 2009

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“I am the mother of David, who was killed by your son.”
Inspired by true stories, interviews and the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Calls Across the Wall.’

A wrong number, an unlikely connection. ‘The Other Side’ is a moving and powerful piece of devised theatre based on astonishing true accounts of reconciliation from the Middle East. A thriller, a visual jigsaw, blending superb acting, cinematic storytelling and a haunting soundtrack. We follow four families as they struggle to retain their humanity and equilibrium amongst the chaos of war. The space constantly shifts, turns and changes, from banter in a military truck to a bustling kitchen, to endless hospital corridors and the bitter chill of the morgue.

In the dead of night, a woman dials a wrong telephone number. For the first time in her life she finds herself talking to someone from THE OTHER SIDE.

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‘Calls Across the Wall’ told the story of ‘Hello Peace’, a phone line which has facilitated nearly a million conversations between Israelis and Palestinians, and of ‘The Parents’ Circle’, a forum of bereaved families from both sides of the conflict who have rejected the path of hatred and revenge to reach out to each other.It began in November 2000 when a young Israeli woman, trying to phone a Jewish friend, dialled a wrong number and found herself speaking instead to a Palestinian in the Gaza Strip.

Company directors Kelly Taylor Smith and Katharine Hurst were honoured to meet Robi Damelin who was interviewed on BBC Radio and are privileged to be allowed to use her words and the words of others who have suffered through conflict as part of their material and inspiration.

School Information
This production will come with a 1 -3hr workshop on devising theatre and a teacher’s pack on devising. Teachers taking their students to a performance will be able to order a pack online. Teachers who book the company to come into their own venue will receive the pack for free. The workshops can be booked separately. Please ring our office number 01483 821005 to enquire. The teacher’s pack will be a diary written by the director, producers and performers, detailing the devising process from initial inspiration to rehearsal techniques and the process of putting the production on its feet. The pack will also detail the process of booking rehearsal space, collecting information, interviews, budget, marketing the production and troubleshooting. This pack will be incredibly beneficial for students devising their own pieces and who want to gain a clear insight into the working methods of a professional company.

Lighting plan
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