In 2014, the summer residency ran from Monday 21 July – Saturday 9 August. 26 young people took part: 19 actors, one musician, two technicians, two designers and two writers. This year the project was led by John Hoggarth and Ria Parry (directors of the Fringe-first winning Iron Shoes – currently associate company at The Bush Theatre).

Among other prestigious roles John Hoggarth directed the National Youth Theatre for many years, and Ria Parry has been Director-in-Residence for the National Theatre Studio. Both are committed to North Wall goals of nurturing talent in young artists, and fostering a climate of creative and collaborative exploration. They were joined by playwright Al Smith, who mentored the young writers, and composer Dom Coyote.

Alongside the new ensemble of 26 young artists, they presented a scratch performance Fragment, a blend of songs & stories meditating on love, loss and heartache. The performance was preceded by rehearsed readings of two young student writers’ work, and exhibitions of work created by the design team throughout the project.



Roxana Bartle
Florence Brady
Lewis Doherty
James Michael Doolan
Matthew Durkan
Patrick Elue
Kayode Ewumi
Lara Greenfield
Ruaridh Hamilton
Philippa Hogg
Camrie Hole
Shireenah Ingram
Alexander Jones
Charlotte Anne Raimes
Grace Saif
Piotr Sedkowski
Phoebe Vigor
Zoe Zak

Project Assistant
Johan Bark

Creative Team

Directed by John Hoggarth & Ria Parry

Movement Director Oliviero Papi

Composer Dom Coyote
Young Musician Flannery Cunninham

Designer James Button
Young Designers Chloe Dunscombe & Isobel Nicolson

Production Manager Clive Stevenson
AV Design Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Young Technicians Liam Beckett-Jones & Claire Rose Canavan

Writing Mentor Al Smith
Young Writers Sami Ibrahim & Charley Miles

ArtsLab Diary: Fragment Week 1
ArtsLab Diary: Fragment Week Two
ArtsLab Diary: Fragment Week Three
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