Beyond the Front Line

A large scale theatre installation that explored what would happen if the British Army had to be stationed on our doorstep and not on the sandy plains of foreign lands.

A chorus of 250, four Bedford trucks, a ten litre diesel explosion, 42 guns, 89 Kevlar helmets and an originally composed requiem, sung by a recorded choir and a live soloist

A large-scale outdoor show that played the Lowry Plaza in October 2009


Written by Joel Horwood, John Hunter, Chris Thorpe and Matthew David Scott

A collaboration between Slung Low, Salford University. The Imperial War Museum (North) and The Lowry.

Created and performed by Oliver Senton, Laura Clark, Doug Nicholson, Matthew David Scott, Dave Toole, Richard Warburton, Heather Fenoughty, Ben Eaton, Matt Angove, Lucy Hind, Victoria Pratt, Chris Thorpe, Joel Horwood, Daniel Rigby, Justin Palmer, Dominic Fitch, Greg Kelly Paul Crewes, Porl Cooper, Alan Lane, Ric Mountjoy, Rosalind Hind & the voice of Christopher Eccleston.

And the students of Salford University.

“a sterling example of avant-garde, risk-taking work that is entrenched in the community” The Guardian




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