theatre collective is Derek Frood and Ruth Mitchell. We are theatre makers based in South West England creating theatre and audio performance.

The old Jewish cemetery on Lambhay Hill, Plymouth

Our Hidden Cemetery Audio Tours

After a long wait we have finished our audio podcasts for the Gifford Place Cemetery in Plymouth, PL3 4JA, to HEAR the three podcasts CLICK HERE.

We will be opening the cemetery on Sunday September 5th between 11-3pm when you will be able to visit the graves and listen in situ. This will be part of the Jewish Heritage Days. If you want to book a slot contact Jerry Sibley on 07753 267616 or

Created by Derek Frood & Ruth Mitchell

Sound design by Ed Jobling with original music by Helen Porter

With special thanks to Jerry Sibley, Diane Lawer, Raymond Batkin, John Hershman, Valerie Mellor, Tim Robins and Adrian Cohen for their contributions, and Joseph Bard for his singing.

Our Gifford Place Podcasts were funded by Mayflower 400 Community Sparks


In light of the current pandemic and knowing that the old Jewish cemetery on Plymouth Hoe will not be open for some time we have re edited our Audio Trail so you can listen in one sitting, wherever you are. CLICK HERE to hear it and all our other ripple audios.

What they said about our earlier trails…

I made it to the Jewish cemetery, along with several hundred other people! Beautiful, moving audio artwork.’

‘A revelation…goosebumps…wonderful work’.

An absolute gem of social history. I can’t believe I have lived here 62 years and have only just discovered here. Thank you thank you

…amazing, a beautiful little gem that we are very honoured to have experienced.

Fascinating project, you really brought the tombstones to life! Such wonderful characters


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