Beyond the Frontline

A large scale theatre installation that explored what would happen if the British Army had to be stationed on our doorstep and not on the sandy plains of foreign lands. The audience, briefed on the need to take control of the Lowry Plaza come under fire and are rushed into four Bedford trucks. After hearing about the experience of war very close at hand the show culminates in a moving scene in the hospital tent. Featuring a chorus of 250, a fuel air explosion, and an originally composed requiem.

Photographs by Simon Warner /

Joel Horwood, John Hunter, Chris Thorpe & Matthew David Scott
Alan Lane
Slung Low, collaborating with Salford University, The Imperial War Museum (North) and The Lowry
The Plaza, The Lowry Salford Quays (Autumn 2009)