On Wednesday 21 July, the very week we were filming 'Let Her Witness It' and '2600', Liverpool made international headlines when UNESCO announced the city was to be stripped of its World Heritage status, citing overdevelopment along the waterfront which constituted an "irreversible loss". The official UNESCO press release speaks in rather ignominious terms of … Continue reading Heritage city
Meet Sherry, Richard . . . and Sam Butterworth
Sam Butterworth's character designs for our characters Sherry and Richard, protagonists of 'eJoy of Cooking' Our fourth film in Whose History?, 'eJoy of Cooking', is a little different from the others in that it combines live scenes with animation. We're delighted and excited to be working with the brilliant animator and illustrator Sam Butterworth, who … Continue reading Meet Sherry, Richard . . . and Sam Butterworth
Whose History? in Falkner Square Gardens
We’re excited to say that filming starts this week on our film Hey Joe in Falkner Square Gardens. Centred on the memorial to Black Merchant Seamen, the film takes us through the lived history of post-war Liverpool through the experiences of our character Joe. The iconic Sailors’ Home which once stood on Canning Place is … Continue reading Whose History? in Falkner Square Gardens
And now, we present…Whose History?
Sidelong Glance is back with a new project based at the University of Liverpool. Whose History?, a series of four films, tells the stories of people who have lived, worked and studied on the university's South Campus over the past 200 years. It considers individual lives and collective experiences. It examines relationships between place, memory, … Continue reading And now, we present…Whose History?
Britain in Ten Operas
Nell took to the airwaves again in the winter to contribute to a fascinating series for BBC Radio 4, Britain in Ten Operas, presented by the celebrated baritone Roderick Williams. In the second episode, 'Courtesans and Captains', which you can listen to here, she discussed the traditional associations between Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas and … Continue reading Britain in Ten Operas
Albert James was always on the move. As a soloist and stage manager with the D'Oyly Carte touring company he took prominent roles on stage and behind the scenes both nationally and internationally, and as an advance publicity manager for provincial tours it was his job to stoke excitement in towns and cities across Britain … Continue reading Tracing Albert
Introducing Albert to a new generation of audiences
We are very pleased to announce that Nell has been selected as one of this year's AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers! In the course of a year of broadcasting engagements, she will be working with BBC radio producers to develop a programme about our search for Albert and the story we have told through Wild … Continue reading Introducing Albert to a new generation of audiences
A limp and intense Albert is off to the North East!
We are delighted to be have been invited to present Wild Laughter as part of the conference English: Shared Futures, which is set to take place at the Newcastle Civic Centre from 5-7 July 2017. We have recently discovered from a series of fantastic reviews of the D'Oyly Carte No. 2 company's national tour of Patience in 1883 that … Continue reading A limp and intense Albert is off to the North East!
Albert Goes Back to School
Friday 18th November 2016 Albert James Wild Laughter Smock Alley Theatre Fishamble Street Dublin City Ireland Europe The World The Universe What a special night it was for Albert in the Boys' School Theatre: thanks to everyone who came out in support of our first international performance! We are especially grateful to the TCD Arts Fund, … Continue reading Albert Goes Back to School
Wild Laughter in Dublin
Sidelong Glance is back on the boards! We are preparing to take Wild Laughter to Dublin’s beautiful Smock Alley theatre on Friday 18 November 2016, for a special one-off performance, drawing on new material to tell Albert's story. More details to follow here soon...