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Third Angel presents

The Desire Paths: Sheffield


Created and Performed by
Hannah Butterfield
Nicki Hobday
Alexander Kelly
Gillian Lees
Stacey Sampson
Rachael Walton
Bethany Wells

With input from
Lucy Ellinson

Executive Producer
Hilary Foster

General Manager
Laura Holmes

Admin & Production Assistants
Liz Johnson
Ellie Whittaker

Video & Photography by
Joseph Priestly

Commissioned by
Sheffield Year of Making 2016

Supported by, Sheffield Theatres
as part of Fun Palaces 2016

The Desire Paths formed part of Making Ways, a Sheffield Culture Consortium project supported through Arts Council England.

Originally developed by Lucy EllinsonAlexander KellyGillian Lees for Make. Do. And Mend. for Northern Stage and Forest Fringe, Edinburgh 2013.

Third Angel is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and an Associate Company of Sheffield Theatres.

The Desire Paths: Sheffield 2016

“If you could rename a street of your town after a hope, dream or ambition for the future, what would you choose?”

One weekend in October 2016, we chalked out the city centre street map from the Sheffield A-Z, on the stone of Tudor Square. We asked the public to rename the streets - not after some past event, but to commemorate a hope or a dream for the future: personal or political, serious or lighthearted. We heard so many stories, of first jobs, chance meetings, lost loves. It was a moving, brilliant day, and a chance to work with some regular collaborators, and some who we’ve been wanting to work with for a long time.

The film above by Joseph Priestley tells the story of the day.


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