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154 Collective, Wrestling The Walrus

154 Collective win the 2018 Hodgkiss Award

16 July 2018

154 Collective have been selected as the 2018 Hodgkiss Award-winners with Wrestling The Walrus. The award supports the realisation of a brand-new piece of ambitious theatre made by an artist or company from the North of England. This year the award has been developed in partnership with The Yard Theatre, London, and ARC, Stockton and saw 10 incredibly ambitious and inventive artists and companies reach the shortlist.

This new piece of work will be a multi-artform theatre production combining performance, film, animation, visual art and music. It is a poignant, warm and sometimes absurd tale of loneliness, companionship and our instinct to elaborate our own stories. Following its premiere at the Royal Exchange Wresting The Walrus will transfer to both partner venues allowing the work further development, audience and critical reach.

The collective will receive £4,000 and an artistic mentor, plus a year of supported development of the work with paid R&D opportunities at the Royal Exchange and ARC Stockton. They will also receive a budget and support to realise the production in Spring/Summer 2019 along with producing support throughout from the Royal Exchange and the support and guidance of their marketing, development, dramaturgical making and technical departments.

ww.royalexchange.co.uk/hodgkiss-award