World Music by Steve Waters, Crucible Theatre Sheffield, 2003

Scope and Content

Folders include the following:

Correspondence:

  • Email from Steve Waters (author) to Rourke discussing schedules, also mentioning the Rwanda conference, Apr 2003.
  • Good luck letter to Rourke from her talent agency, May 2003.
  • Letter of congratulations to Rourke from her talent agency on the transfer of World Music to London, undated.

Other:

  • Preview show report, dated 2003.
  • Schedule poster for the A Day to Remember conference, dated 2003.
  • A Day to Remember conference programme, dated 2003.
  • Chronological scene breakdown, undated.
  • Set diagram and set-design photographs, undated.
  • Research images, undated. Discretion is advised as images show human corpses and may cause distress.
  • Sheet of promotional stickers, undated.

This production ran from 28 May-4 June 2003.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rourke directed this world premier of World Music by Steve Waters. After the Crucible, the play transferred to London's Donmar Warehouse.

The play deals with the lives and loves of two generations, underlined by the bloody and eventful history between Africa and Europe.

Included in this folder are documents relating to A Day to Remember, the Rwandan Genocide Conference. Although the circumstances are unclear, it seems that Rourke and the cast attended the conference in some capacity.

Rourke has also directed two other Steve Waters plays; Changed So Much I Don't Know You and Fight Without End.

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Part of this file is closed under the Data Protection Act 1998 until 01/01/2084.

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