'Who are yer?' (12 Oct 2017)

Natalie Ann Hillman

Cardboard Citizens partnership with Age Better Sheffield https://cardboardcitizens.org.uk/latest-citz-residency-starts-sheffield

In August 2017, I was involved in interviewing older people around Sheffield with Age Better. We went to places such as the Moor Market and homes to gather memories of the war, music, dances and Sheffield and then transcribed them for Cardboard Citizens. This then led to a verbatim piece called ‘Who are Yer?’ which I performed as part of a community cast in October at Theatre Deli Sheffield. Putting these stories on stage in this way was rewarding, particularly when we performed this to the older people we had interviewed and overall this showed just how socially engaging this project could be.