Unexamined Lives

The story of the 20th century as lived by residents in the Derbyshire village of Borrowash


What Did They Think Of It So Far? – Ashbrook School

Number 17: 100 Years’ History of a Borrowash House’ is a specially commissioned play that looks at the residents of a particular house, home to ten families over the years – and through that story the history of our community here in Borrowash.

The play formed the basis of a creative project that Unexamined Lives has been running in association with Wash Arts and Ashbrook Junior School. The performance took place on 15th December, 2015

Created by local writer Chrissie Hall, directed by Julian Hanby, and narrated by poet Dave Wood, the play was performed by a group of 70 students from the school and features a wealth of characters from the village.

The audience loved it. But what did the cast think of it? Click below to read their responses …

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2 Responses to What Did They Think Of It So Far? – Ashbrook School

  1. Avatar chrissie says:

    What great comments and drawings from the talented cast of ‘Number 17’. Our brilliant cast obviously all enjoyed themselves – writer, crew and audience did too! Our three ‘old geezers’ characters obviously liked propping up the ‘bar’ at ‘The Wilmot Arms’ – where our tankards brimmed over all night with nothing but the product of vivid imaginations!

  2. Avatar Helen Clark says:

    Great comments! I think the children really got a lot out of this – and put a lot of effort into it too.

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