The Nuisance Inspector
Play • 1 hr 4 min

Experience a sinister slice of York’s history by joining us for an audio drama behind the Hungate Clearances in York.

It is the 1930s and York’s newest Health Inspector encounters more than he bargains for in the mysterious and extraordinary alleys and yards of Hungate.

A strange body in the Foss, ghostly goings-on in Carmelite Street and an unlikely romance all feature in this moving tale of love, loss and community spirit.

Based on real events and inspired by letters, maps, books and photographs from the civic archives, The Nuisance Inspector uses drama, comedy and live music to transport you into a powerful and poignant past.

Prepare to be immersed…

Nuisance Inspector written and directed by Paul Birch

Produced by Dave Fleming

Historical consultant Dr Julie-Ann Vickers

Performed by Colin Benson, Paul Birch, Thomas Frere, Tom Jackson, Rachel Price

Music composed and performed by Emily Lawler

Audio production Matt Seymour

Photography by Jackson Portraiture

Thanks to:
Explore York Libraries and Archives, Pauline Rourke at York Theatre Royal and Wellcome Trust who funded the cataloguing and conservation of the Past Caring Archives.

An Explore Labs production supported by public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

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