The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other

With a cast 95 of Edinburgh’s citizen’s, Janice and fellow director Wils Wilson, co-directed a mammoth production of Peter Handke’s wordless play The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other on the main stage of The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, as part of their 2018/19 season. It was the biggest ever staging of the work, which has 450 characters and over 250 props, had no auditions for the community cast, and was a gloriously risky ambitious production that was a joy to work on.

‘one of the most remarkable community productions ever seen in Scotland… an exhilarating feat of choreography and direction’ – The Scotsman

‘a life-affirming sketchbook of how we live now, tomorrow and the day after’ – The Herald

‘engaging…surreal’ – The Stage

‘nothing short of extraordinary’ – All Edinburgh Theatre

‘Moves us with the simple concept of a thousand stories, all in the book of life’ – The Reviews Hub

‘an ambitious and successful piece’ – Plays To See

‘life’s rich tapestry weaving itself in front of your eyes’ –

‘the overall sense of realness conveyed by this piece makes it a joy to watch’ – Edinburgh 49

‘complex, exciting and pretty unique’ – Bouquets & Brickbats

‘totally engrossing’ – UK Theatre Network

‘absolutely enchanting performance with a unique down to earth magic about it’ – Scotland’s Top Hostels

‘Gloriously risky’: Edinburgh residents play 450 characters in wordless play, The Guardian

Wils Wilson – The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, The Herald

Community project puts 100 volunteers on stage, Edinburgh Evening News

The hour of inspiration, All Edinburgh Theatre

The Hour We Knew Nothing of Dramaturgy: Janice Parker @ Lyceum, Vile Arts Blog 

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