This summer, watch an intricate and inclusive piece of visual storytelling, all written, cast, shot and edited during lockdown.
Created by Hot Coals Theatre, as part of a wider theatre project in association with RADA, the short film My Darling Christopher will be shared as part of HOME Manchester’s Homemakers Festival.
My Darling Christopher is based on the true story of Clive, a young boy who lost his sight and hearing due to Meningitis complications. His father Christopher is serving in the Navy when he receives a heartfelt letter from his wife, Dorothy. At the outbreak of World War Two, Clive is 15 years old and attending Goring School, after evacuation from Margate School for the Deaf.
English, British Sign Language and Visual Vernacular weave together to tell the shocking story of a war plane crashing to the ground just metres from Clive’s classroom. The piece will use a unique theatrical language that is highly visual and inclusive. This mixture of forms creates an intricate form of storytelling using forms in innovative ways.
Hot Coals Theatre create visual theatre accessible to both hearing and d/Deaf audiences in a shared experience. Hot Coals Theatre will also be releasing a documentary alongside My Darling Christopher exploring its creation process.
Homemakers is a series of new commissions inviting artists to create new works at home, for an audience who are also at home. These fully funded commissions offer groundbreaking artists a chance to challenge the definition of ‘live performance’.
When: Available until 31st December 2020
Where: Online via homemcr.org
£: Pay what you can (suggested price is £5)