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Below is collated films that show a sample of our work. For the YouTube series for English Heritage we were responsible for both the performances and the scripts.
The Sophia Duleep Singh film is a fine example of our character work outside, and shows some of the challenges we face. The RAS film is one of our bespoke plays in full, with additional interviews made as part of the legacy the Society included in the project.
History on Stage - English Heritage
During the height of the pandemic live performances were put on hold and so English Heritage asked us to film some the plays they have commissioned over the years. They chose the plays, we had the hard task of choosing just 10mins from each 30mins play!
St George and Sir Guy!
In 2021 Coventry was at last able to celebrate it’s status as City of Culture and while the lockdown was still in situ they commissioned two films relating to local heroes, St George and Sir Guy of Warwick.
Tall Tales from History for English Heritage
As English Heritage closed their sites at the beginning of the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic they commissioned a series of stories to share with their members and online visitors.
Here are the 5 of 8 – more will be released over the next few months. (Feb’21)
A Stitch in Time - for Bolton Festival of Heritage and Hope
The young producers from the Bolton asked us to create films for their festival in 2020. We created a series of films called: ‘ A Stitch in Time’
Bolton, 1870, a bustling mill town on the up and up. Join two Boltonians as they talk about work, home and leisure and what Bolton means to them!
‘Myths & Legends’ series for English Heritage
This series of films was made by English Heritage in 2019 in celebration of myths and legends associated with their sites. We wanted to act as a counterpoint to the excellent dissections of the truth behind the myths by Professor Hutton, by presenting the version of the stories that had come to be the accepted legend. Not only do we appear in them, but Simon wrote the rhyming couplet narration and did the voice over. Many TWT regulars appear in the series.
Once Upon a Time for Lincoln Castle
We have put together a collection of myths and legends for Lincoln Castle’s Once Upon a Time theme. The stories are told by Perdita and Flinders Worthy, Victorian Story Collectors and Dragon hunters.
These stories have been filmed during lockdown by ourselves and then edited by Lincoln Castle.
Sophia Duleep Singh
Filmed in the middle of the Thetford Festival of the Punjab and telling an incredible story of bravery and resilience, this piece illustrates how we are often surrounded by distractions and yet our actress Grethe is unphased by it. This sort of “Pop Up” or Street Theatre is where we are often found. As part of the Thetford Festival of the Punjab we have performed pieces for two years running, and have had the great honour of seeing Grethe perform this piece in Parliament.
RAS The Way to the Stars
This performance for the Royal Astronomical Society is typical of our work. It involves acted out scenarios, storytelling and song, with some deft visual images. The RAS were delighted and asked us for the lyrics for the “Song of the Computers” so they could sing it at their annual dinner. It told a serious story in an amusing way to a room full of some of the cleverest people we’ve worked for.
‘What was life like as…’ series for English Heritage
English Heritage have an award winning YouTube Channel and we were asked to be involved in a number of their films for this series.
Stories from Greyfriars, Lincoln
Heritage Lincolnshire commissioned a short film giving introduction to the history of Greyfriars in Lincoln.
It is told by one of the curators from the building’s days as a museum.
Sanctuary - Educational Film for Ely Cathedral
A film developed for a schools project by the Learning Team at Ely Cathedral in partnership with The Clewer Initiative and aims to highlight the treacherous journeys of refugees and the dangers that these people face on their journeys