- Vauxhall Collective
In 2009 we won the 1st Vauxhall Collective bursary for Theatre.
The theme for all the winners that year was The Great British Road Trip.
The project we made with the bursary was thegreatbritishroadtrip.com:
a series of interractive performance pieces,
a grand finale performance-come-party for the selected players,
an interactive online experience,
And it was a design your own discovery road-trip around this green and pleasant land
The (sadly evaporated) website we made provided information on some interesting attractions around Great Britain.
How many places of interest each participant visited, and when, was up to them and down to the road trip they wished to create. But, the more of these sights that they visited and the more evidence of their trip that they posted on the website, the higher their score and chance to be invited to the final event in March 2009
Mr Reeling’s assistants recall road trips of their youth, so often prompted by the necessity of arrival at big family events. Cousin Linda’s wedding in Poole, or “..........’s ....… in …………” (fill in blanks with title, name, occasion and location here). These auspicious occasions would so often be twinned with unexpected visits to places of interest, strange half remembered museums, peculiar campsites, lesser spotted relatives and cetera. Gideon Reeling’s Road Trip and The following Reeling Family Wedding was a game, interractive performance pieces, a grand finale performance-come-party for the selected players, an interactive online experience, and it was a design your own discovery road-trip around this green and pleasant land.
"It was inspiring to consider the excellent and varied ideas and artists submitted” said Nina Steiger, Writers’ Centre Director of Soho Theatre “Gideon Reeling's proposal stood out for its playful, immersive take on the Vauxhall brief and their idea held the promise of a great adventure. Their work is fresh and imaginative as it invites audiences to become players, participants and adventurers through their stories.”