'In this world you are either a farmer or a fisherman. But how do you know which one you are?' The Farmer & The Fisherman takes place while the audience is travelling on a train from Coleraine to Derry, a route once described as one of the world’s great train journeys.* Taking the archetypes of the farmer and fisherman as a starting point, the piece invites the audience/passenger to explore how the land and the sea has shaped this region, its people and their choice of whether to stay or see what is beyond this island. In Spring/Summer 2013, 11:18 spent 2 months on the Irish North coast researching, gathering and sharing material about the area with different communities along the train route. We have also worked creatively with local people who live or work close to the railway line. Some of them provided voices; some offered up their land to place installations on and some even appeared as live performers along the route.
Credits: Devised and written by: Charlotte Hodkinson, Vala Omarsdottir, Camila Ymay Gonzalez Ortiz and Simone Waller Original composition, sound design, recording by: Ben McAuley Additional composition and vocals by: Arborist Song Lyrics taken from the poem Things Breaking by Pablo Neruda Performers: Paul Kennedy as The Voice Niall Cusack as Seamus Heaney Alexei Vergara Aravena as Pablo Neruda Lisa Hogg as The Girl Dermott Hickson as The Prisoner Fiona Hodkinson as The Nun Stephen Hodkinson as The Priest Sarah Lyle as Farmer & Fisherman Game Female Richard Clements as Farmer & Fisherman Game Male With Thomas Addis, Connor Allen, Gemma Campbell, Sara Ellis, Barry Etherson, Demi Friel, Charlotte Hodkinson, Helen Maguire, Ben and Frances McStravick, Aimee Millar, Jackie Millar, Steven Millar, Vala Omarsdottir, Bii Orprasert, Kate Porter, Harry Stinson, Margaret Stinson, Simone Waller, Lisa from Oh Yeah Centre Set-Making: JP Conaghan and Natalie Murphy Graphic Design: Bii Orprasert
Special thanks to:
With special thanks to: Eddie Butcher, Alasdair Gardner, Garth Hegarty, Fidelma and Oliver Hodkinson, Fiona and Stephen Hodkinson, Gary Johnston, Robert Lynch, Alec McLaughlin, Jackie and Heather Millar, Margaret and George Stinson, James Wray, City of Culture 2013, Crusoes Café Castlerock, Derry Playhouse, Foyle Port, Iniscomm, Translink, Start Together Studios, Culmore Primary School, Newbuildings Primary School and St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School Special thanks also to our fantastic volunteers