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Tuesday 27 August
Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th August
10 spaces available

Led by critically acclaimed theatre company Told by an Idiot
Supported by BYT Practitioner – Charly Ward

Nothing is What is Seems is a three-day residency,  involving a devising workshop, rehearsal and filming day, led by critically acclaimed theatre company Told by an Idiot.

The project will involve ten 11+ year olds from Burnley Youth Theatre working in two groups to devise and produce two short horror/comedy films in August 2024, taking inspiration from Angela Cartwright’s adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood and The Werewolf.

The project offers the young participants an in-depth experience of devising their own work, taking inspiration from the world of theatre and illusion, collaborating together in groups and taking on different roles within a film production team – from acting, to filming, sourcing props and managing sound. Fully embracing Told by an Idiot’s playful approach to making work, these young people, will create their own films with professional practitioners from both theatre and film. The results will be screened as part of Burnley Youth Theatre events and ahead of a performance of The Cat and The Canary at Chichester Festival Theatre.

This project has been created to coincide with Told by an Idiot’s upcoming professional theatre production The Cat and The Canary, they have created a new participation project for 11+ year olds in partnership with Burnley Youth Theatre.

Please note the content of the films will be suitable for family audiences.

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