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Shibboleth

In Development


Shibboleth is a powerful word that captures a brutal piece of ancient history.

Back in late 2018 we spent a few days with a devising team to begin exploring themes for a new piece of work that has since been named Shibboleth and is being led by guest director Angus Farquhar.

Shibboleth is a powerful word that captures a brutal piece of ancient history, the decimation of one ancient Tribe on the banks of the Jordan, where language was explicitly used to mark out the ‘difference’ between survival and slaughter. What happens in a world where empathy is dying? Angus has begun work with the founding WildWorks artistic team to imagine a fractured near-future landscape, where once again the dark forces exploit the idea of ‘otherness’ to divide and rule.