Walk This Play® is a series of location-based audio plays by ThickSkin, designed for listeners as they walk.
The plays are immersive and immediate, transporting you inside the story. Each is unique to its location and invites you to experience a familiar route from a new perspective. Through narration and original music blended with the sights and sounds around you, Walk This Play® takes you on a journey of imagination and discovery.
“one can imagine a story like this set in every city in the country.”
This Is Where We Begin
By Neil Bettles and ThickSkin’s Young Creatives. Supported by The Old Courts.
A free 40 minute walking play, starting on King Street, Wigan.
Sorry, I Disappeared…
By Michael Beigel & Jess Williams. Commissioned by Derby Theatre.
A free 60 minute walking play, starting outside Derbion Shopping Centre, Derby.
By Jonnie Riordan. Commissioned by Step Up MCR, supported by Arts Council England.
A FREE 45 minute walking play, starting at Cutting Room Square, Ancoats, Manchester.
Your Time Is Now
By Misha Duncan-Barry. Commissioned by Lawrence Batley Theatre.
A FREE 45 minute walking play, starting at Lawrence Batley Theatre courtyard, Huddersfield.
Before you set off:
-You will need headphones and your smartphone.
-You will need to download the free Walk This Play® App to your device via Apple App Store or Google Play. -The App is optimised for the following operating systems: Android – version 6.0 or later / iOS version 12.0 or later.
-In the Walk This Play® App, download your selected walk. Make sure you download the walk while still connected to wifi, before you set off.
You’re ready to go:
-Keep your GPS and wifi enabled.
-Follow the instructions given by the narrator. As you follow the guided route you will trigger new chapters in the story.
-The route is circular and will start and end outside the theatre, highlighted orange on the map.
-When you start the walk, you will see your current position as a blue dot on the map.
-Each walk lasts around 45 minutes (depending on your speed) with some inclines, but no steps.
-The walk will wait for you and can be enjoyed at your own pace.
-As this is an audio experience, D/deaf audiences can choose to use the in-app captions.
-Visually impaired audiences may need a walking companion for safety with crossing roads.
-All walks are outdoors, so wear comfy shoes and suitable clothes for the weather.
-Download the app and the walk before you set off, while connected to wifi.
-If the app asks you about location settings, select ‘allowed all the time’ to improve GPS.
-Keep your wifi on during the walk as this will strengthen the GPS location, without using any data.
-If the sound disappears, just check on your map to find your route again.
For more help please email [email protected] to get in touch with the Walk This Play® Team.