Sing and Louder Sing was a programme of work exploring men, ageing and mortality. It included a new one-act play for studio theatre spaces, written by Mike Kenny and directed by Alan Dix, with music by James Frewer, and a book, featuring testimony from older men in the Leeds and Bradford district with photos by Shanaz Gulzar.

Sing & Louder Sing was commissioned by Theatre in the Mill at Bradford University to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Bradford, with support from Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Bradford Council.

Sing & Louder Sing included the gathering of testimony from many older men and creative exploration with academic partners both at Bradford University and King’s College London engaged with the science and psychology of ageing.

The development of a new music theatre piece with three older actors and the artistic team at our partner venues Theatre in the Mill and Cast, Doncaster with work in progress shown at Cast and as part of Bradford Literature Festival.

The publication of a book gathered together testimony alongside a series of photographic portraits by Shanaz Gulzar


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