A Young Vic Taking Part project
A year-long project with Blackfriars Settlement, Certitude and Thames Reach
"This trio of films are full of joy and kindness and each one has a ticklish sense of humour" Lyn Gardner
Tapestry | https://youtu.be/Zq9yDUdzaBQ
A group come together to form a community choir, and work towards their first ever competitive performance. With a sprinkle of magic, unlikely bonds begin to form as they sing, eat biscuits and quietly alter each other's lives forever. Tapestry is a heart-warming story about love, loss and letting go.
Home(body) | https://youtu.be/NIOdVd_7m7o
Minute by minute, hour by hour and day to day they live their lives. Caught up in their own separate bubbles of their existence. Until one day everything grinds to a halt. Almost as if by magic... Welcome to the world as you haven’t seen it but ought to know it... Welcome to the wonderful and weird world of Home(body).
Even At Our Age | https://youtu.be/ZWiwhSe42cQ
Imagine a world where you can take your power back and use all the things perceived as your disadvantage, for your good…. The host of Even At Our Age, Saturday night TV’s sensational matchmaking show, disappears. Four of the gameshow contestants are interrogated. What entails is a hilarious murder mystery, as the contestants reclaim their strength and power from a patronising, dismissive society.
In November 2019, Young Vic Taking Part announced TWENTY TWENTY, a year-long collaboration with Blackfriars Settlement, Certitude and Thames Reach, three extraordinary community organisations working in Lambeth and Southwark. The project was launched to foster in-depth creative relationships with people in our local community.
Each of the groups in our partner organisations began working with a director and writer, with a focus on enhancing creative skills and building a community company. The groups started to develop three new plays which were set to be performed by our community companies at the Young Vic at the end of 2020…
Then, the Coronavirus pandemic happened.
Thankfully, the TWENTY TWENTY project has continued throughout the year, as our brilliant community groups came together each week online to create theatre. Workshops in halls became zoom meetings, warm ups and dance routines were performed in bedrooms and kitchens, and ideas and scripts were shared in the post, on email, via text.
Resolutely committed to creating three pieces of work to mark the end of this meaningful partnership, the Young Vic and each of the community organisations collaborated with their director and writer to create short films, shot in socially-distanced conditions.