Footsteps

                       written by Skot Wilson

Michael, a British tourist on a Balkan backpacking holiday, finds himself stood on an unexploded bomb with a difficult choice. This is a play about hard – right resistance to migration and refugee populations in Eastern Europe, and also offers a treatment of the modern rise of the hard – right in youth movements and in academic & student circles.

Before Unbound
Before coming to Unbound, Footsteps in an early draft earned writer, Skot Wilson, an attachment with Bristol Old Vic Theatre to develop the play and him as a writer.

Park Theatre - R&D
In October/Novemeber 2017, Footsteps was awarded development time at the Park Theatre as part of their Script Accelerator programme. Script Accelerator is led by Creative Director Melli Marie with  feedback and support from Artistic Director Jez Bond and Executive Director Rachael Williams. Footsteps was offered space for Rehearsal and Development over a 4 week period in order to develop the script and prepare a twenty-minute extract of the play to be performed on the Park200 stage to a mixed public and industry audience. 

The team used this time to:
- To dramaturgically develop the current written material.
- To explore the potential for the play’s ending.
- To collaborate with a designer.

Creative team:
Writer - Skot Wilson
Director - Rebecca Hill
Producers - Ben Atterbury and Bradley Leech
Design Consultant - James Turner Donnelly
Mentee - Helena Jackson

Cast:
Michael - Ryan Hutton
Ilya - Adam Karim
Faisal - Rez Kempton
Tomas - Jack Parry-Jones

New Diorama Theatre 
Following on from the R&D/Sharing at the Park Theatre and with a script that is much nearer to production ready, the New Diorama Theatre's Artistic and Executive Director, David Byrne, offered Unbound Productions support for Footsteps. They will be supporting us in organising an Industry Reading of the play: 15:00, 20th April 2018.

Creative team:
Writer - Skot Wilson
Director - Rebecca Hill 
Producer - Ben Atterbury

Future
The play has gone from strength to strength, has garnered the interest of a number of high profile theatres, and we anticipate it to be programmed in 2019. We are currently seeking financial backing and industry support in order to produce the play to the value standard it deserves.