What happens when you leave your own Home Sweet Home and find yourself in a different kind of home altogether?
Home Sweet Home was a national touring production set in an imaginary residential home that explored the experience of being old in contemporary Britain. It included a community chorus of 8 older people from Bradford, Stockton and London.
Osmosis was a pop-up performance about five different people trying to solve a problem. An island of minorities dreams of crossing the water to a new world, a world of celebration with one shared language and lots more fun. A mobile, outdoor participatory performance for families of all ages.
To celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema, Freedom Studios and Bradford UNESCO City of Film held a competition to find a 10-minute play script that captured the essence of Bollywood. We performed the show at Trinity Leeds and at City Park in Bradford.
Freedom Studios worked with students from Carlton Bolling College over a period of 20 weeks from February to July 2013, exploring what impact the performing arts can have on literacy development.
A showcase of four, brand new, short plays by Yorkshire writers which toured to Bradford, Barnsley and Leeds. These touching, funny and evocative stories explored the complex and wonderful nature of human relationships in very different ways.
‘Cheaper than the cinema and in real 3D – a great night’s entertainment.’
Big Sky – Stories from the Edge was a show with stories and songs about life on Skye Edge in Sheffield, written and performed by Sally Goldsmith with help from local people, musician Val Regan and guest performer Ray Hearne.
The Mill – City of Dreams was a site specific, promenade performance in Drummonds Mill, Bradford. Based on the stories of local and migrant wool workers, it uncovered the city’s past and posed searching questions about its future.
This beautifully presented promenade piece in a vast Victorian mill building asks, pertinently, where this country is going next. * * * * Rating Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph