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SITELINES presents The Land's Heart is Greater Than Its Map

A guided tour to the only city that exists twice; once on earth and once in heaven.

25 May 2022-29 May 2022

There is a far away city which cannot be named. Its people are silenced and its landscape is disappearing. In this distant city, daily life is stranger than fiction: you can see the sea but are forbidden to touch it, being honest is illegal and those with ancestral connections to the city are forbidden to enter it. Propelled by a need to tell the city’s story before it is forever forgotten, a resident records the stories behind his favourite places.  

This alternative guided tour allows you to wander through the streets of his hometown. Your journey to this distant city will take place within the streets of Reading and requires only comfortable shoes and an open imagination.

Ramzi Maqdisi is a Palestinian filmmaker, writer and actor. His work addresses the minute and everyday aspects of life under occupation. Using subtle, subversive and visual storytelling, he seeks to convey an experience of the overwhelming nature of occupation through zooming in on the tiny details that we all, as humans, share.

Olivia Furber is a theatre director and writer working across theatre and installation; indoors, outdoors and in places you weren’t expecting to find her.

SITELINES is South Street’s award-winning programme of “theatre in unusual spaces”, which has sited work around Reading including Malmaison Hotel, South Reading Leisure Centre, Reading School Cricket Pavilion, View Island, Abbey Quarter & Ruins, Broad Street & Lok’n’Store (amongst many others). 

Important info:

This show is experienced on headphones as you walk a pre-planned route around Reading. If you have any access needs please email the Box Office.

Location: Starts from South Street Arts Centre
Running time: 70 mins (approx)
Age Guidance: 12+
No latecomers

Wednesday 25 May, 6pm
Thursday 26 May, 6pm
Friday 27 May, 6pm
Saturday 28 May, 12pm & 3pm
Sunday 29 May, 12 & 3pm