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Right of Way

Mon 11 Mar 2024


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14+ | 60 mins


£12* (£10)* | £5* students/under 25s



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Right of Way

Beth Bowden

‘I take a body – this body, this breath, this space – and locate myself as a dot in the landscape, to say I AM HERE / WE WERE HERE because We and She are the local landscape. We and She is the local landscape’ 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 whilst walking the South West Coast Path, it is an autobiographical and embodied reflection on disability, chronic illness and being a Young Carer.

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 through public funding from Arts Council England.

RIGHT OF WAY features integrated creative captioning as part of the video design.

Post Show Panel

Bee Jarvis – Local Artist

Cathy Turner – Local Academic

Lucy Bell – Writer, and Artistic Director of Documental Theatre

Naomi Turner – freelance producer, and Co Director of Documental Theatre

Beth Bowden – Lead Artist on RIGHT OF WAY

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

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

Additional Information

14+ recommended.

Discussions of grief, discussions of chronic illness and disability, discussions of lockdown and vulnerable people, brief mentions of female safety, use of Water, Salt, Soil and Live Plants

Post show panel

Join us for a post-show Q&A with local artists and University of Exeter academics, discussing the themes of the show, including disability access, Young Carers and walking for creativity and wellbeing. Full line up to be announced soon.


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