William 'Strata' Smith

Rock, Rascals and Revolution!

 

Written by John Pattison and Alison Watt

Directed by John Pattison and Rachael Drew

 

A new Rock Opera in partnership with Scarbrough Museums Trust

This production was supported by

Arts Council England under the Grants for the Arts Fund

ROCK, RASCALS AND REVOLUTION! Full Production

Film Directed & Edited by Jonathan Jeeves

A Displacement Box Production. 

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Beach Hut Theatre Company presented this multi-media ‘rock opera’ from the exterior balcony of the Rotunda Museum on the weekend of 26 and 27 September. The show, part of Scarborough Museums Trust’s celebrations of the bi-centenary of the publication of Smith’s groundbreaking geological map, featured projections on the building by Liam Watt Pattison.

This fun, family orientated musical production featured a core cast of nineteen actors supported by local schoolchildren from Friarage School and a full rock band.

In 1815, William Smith (1769-1839) published his ‘map that changed the world’. The techniques he developed whilst creating the map, which shows the geological strata of England and Wales, are still the basis for much geological research today. A copy of Smith’s map is on display in the Rotunda Museum.

He lived in the Scarborough in his later years and was a member of Scarborough Philosophical Society, which opened the Rotunda, one of the world’s first purpose-built museums, in 1829.

ROCK, RASCALS AND REVOLUTION! Production Stills.

The Rotunda Museum.

Photos by Kevin Ladden

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ROCK, RASCALS AND REVOLUTION! Technical Rehearsal

Westwood Theatre in The Round, Yorkshire Coast College.

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ROCK, RASCALS AND REVOLUTION!

Preview of 'Strata Smith' & 'The Wolves are at the Door'

The Rotunda Museum.

Perfromers: Damon Hotchin, Josephine Pimm, Harry Bullen, Georgina Samuels and John Pattison

           Wiiliam Smith's Geological Map, which was published in August 1815

ROCK, RASCALS AND REVOLUTION! Site specific rehearsal. September 2015.

The Rotunda Museum.

Photos by Alison Watt