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Theatre // Coming up // Right of Way
15 March

Right of Way

Half submerged in a cramped bathtub, and flooded by her grief, Beth decides to walk the South West Coast Path - in choosing to walk, grow, and to reclaim space, she finds radical joy. 

Using lyrical movement and projections of the Coast Path, RIGHT OF WAY explores our intimate connection with the coastline, bodies of water and our heritage. Written while walking the South West Coast Path, it is an autobiographical and embodied reflection on disability, chronic illness and being a Young Carer. RIGHT OF WAY features integrated creative captioning as part of the video design.

Fresh from a 5 star, award-nominated run at VAULT Festival, in partnership with Devon Carers, the South West Coast Path Association and Arts & Culture Exeter. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 


“Raw, heartbreaking, and altogether beautiful, Beth Bowden’s  semi-autobiographical Right of Way is a poetic jewel waiting to be uncovered.” - Everything Theatre


“It straddles the line between poetry and theatre in an exquisite exploration of the "landscape of grief"” – Broadway World

‘I don’t remember where I am when I decide to walk. Maybe the idea creeps up on me over time – born somewhere within me the first time I saw the sea.

Like osmosis, the thought it soaks into my skin and lies in wait until I cry it out as a single teardrop. Glistening, shimmering, and whole – it falls out of my subconscious and into my knowledge.

The know, the knowing, that I need to walk.’

Age Guidence 14+

Right of Way

Friday 15th March 7:30pm

Tickets: £14, £12

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.

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