Life of a House

By Ruth Trenery-Leach, Will Osmond, and Mo Holkar

This house hasn’t always been old or so empty. For a long time, many decades ago when your great-great-grandparents moved in, it was vibrant, full of life and conversation. Back then it didn’t need the wake of a funeral to fill it with family. And during the Blitz, how everyone came together to sing and dance to keep their spirits up.

It all happened here, in this house. The memories and ghosts of those times past permeate the very walls. Yet all seems forgotten now. The life of this house has changed so much…

In Life of a House, you will play three different members of a household in different eras – the Victorian period, World War II, and contemporary times. This is a low-key, realistic drama about a place and the people who have inhabited it. You will explore what it means to be part of a family and a community, and how such dynamics have changed over time and according to the social mores of the period.

  • Memory, family, home
  • 12 players
  • 4 hours