Ghost Ward

May 2001

St Andrews-by-Bow Hospital, London

Taken by bus from the Almeida’s base at Kings Cross, the audience travelled to the heart of the East End and the abandoned ward spaces of St Andrew’s Hospital in Bow. A promenade production brought to life by a company of professional artists and 20 young people from the Kings Cross area, Ghost Ward explored the hopes and fears of young lives. The production was inspired by interviews with children in hospitals, their parents, doctors and nurses, and drew upon a range of texts dealing with mortality.