The Word on the Street – A New Theatre Experience in Hereford

The Courtyard is teaming up with Feral Productions for a new type of theatre performance, The Word On The Street.

On Saturdays 29 June and 6 July, audience members will meet at a secret location in the city centre. As they walk through the city’s beautiful streets, they’ll meet actors along the way and hear an exciting mix of stories from the people who live and work within them.

The Word On The Street is the perfect opportunity to see the city of Hereford in a new light. Small audiences will set off every fifteen minutes, after being given a specially designed map, detailing their route through the city. Along the way, actors will surprise and entrain the groups with performances based on local events and characters. These actors could be dressed as anything. They could be shoppers, security guards, cyclists – so the audience will have to keep their eyes peeled and stay on their toes.

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Now Auditioning!

The Courtyard and Feral Productions are auditioning community actors for their new show, a short walk around our glorious city with surprise performances, along the way.

Auditions will take place Saturday 4 May, 12-5pm at The Courtyard.

If you would like to book your audition slot, or if you’d like more information, please contact by Friday 26 April.


Rehearsals: 12-6pm, Saturdays 1, 8, 15 & 22 June. 9am-5pm, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 June. All rehearsals at The Courtyard.

Performances: Saturdays 29 June & 6 July, 10am-6pm. Actors will be stationed at one of the 8 venues along the route. There will be breaks throughout the day.

Ant Stones, the project director, said: “I can’t wait to get started on The Word On The Street. As a Hereford lad myself, I want to celebrate our glorious landmarks and the wonderful people who walk amongst them. We’ve been lucky enough to involve several great venues and the stories that their staff have given us have been brilliant. They’re a wonderful mix of the everyday and the totally bizarre. I promise everyone who comes on this walk with us will learn something new about our great city.”