Hysterical! A Hilarious History of Hysteria
From Plato to Freud, witches to suffragettes, discover everything you never knew you needed to know about the history of hysteria.
In a riotous digital lecture, join Rebecca (along with a puppet or two) for an eye-opening expedition into this fascinating ‘diagnosis’ and follow her own personal quest to shake off a label that has been placed on women for over 2,500 years.
By Young Vic
Hattie Morahan, who recently played Nora in a Young Vic production of Ibsen’s powerful classic about a woman taking control of her own destiny, stars in writer Nick Payne and director Carrie Cracknell’s short film imagining what a modern-day Nora might look like, 130 years on from the original.
Love in the Lockdown
By The Telling
Love in the Lockdown follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, which starts with awkward early Zoom dates just before lockdown.
Over 3 months, the separated lovers get closer and work on a project together, inspired by the book The Decameron by Boccaccio
Pandora | Myths and Adventures From Ancient Greece
In this new series of tales from Ancient Greece, children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, with the battered insect Hope as their guide. Hope journeys into the world of Ancient Greece to escape Pandora’s Box, warn King Midas of his greed, seek Persephone in the Underworld and help Theseus to defeat the Minotaur.
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Burn by Sheila Atim
By The Old Vic
Burn has been commissioned as a part of One Voice: Cracked, a series written in response to the changing attitudes around mental health and addiction originally curated and hosted in 2019 by Russell Brand. Burn is written and directed by Olivier Award-winning actress Sheila Atim and performed by Weruche Opia (I May Destroy You, The Divide).
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Tales from the Frontline… and other stories
The first film stars Jo Martin (Doctor Who; Casualty), directed by Michael Buffong, who shares a teacher’s experience of trying to keep themselves and their pupils safe after decades of budget cuts. It explores how new conversations opened up in the wake of the global Black Lives Matter movement, and the challenges of supporting students’ education when nothing was certain anymore.
Pádraig Devlin is a dissident Irish Republican, who begins to have doubts about his commitment to The Cause after he meets and falls in love with a woman from Barcelona. Soon after meeting her, Pádraig botches three assignments in a row. The other members of his terrorist cell decide to test the love-struck Pádraig’s commitment.
On the outskirts of a country a war rages on and on, while at its centre a proud king rules the capital with an iron fist. Once upon a time it was foretold that his daughter would marry a common soldier, so the king has locked her in an impenetrable tower. Nobody has ever seen her in the flesh. When a disillusioned soldier returns from the war and comes into possession of a magical tinderbox that can grant him anything he wants, the storm clouds begin to gather.
Community TransmissionChris Thorpe Community Transmission is just a story I wanted to tell you. It’s not really about Covid, as much as a new version of an old and dangerous virus that existed before Covid and will outlast it. Also, while the incident and location of the story I’m telling has been adapted, the conversation I’m […]
AVAILABLE SOON It is Easy to be DeadFinborough Theatre Breón Rydell with the Finborough Theatre presents Born in Aberdeen, Charles Sorley was studying in Germany when the First World War broke out and was briefly imprisoned as an enemy alien. He was one of the first to join the army in 1914. Killed in action […]
AVAILABLE SOON It’s True, It’s True, It’s TrueBreach Theatre Based on the original court transcripts, this dramatisation blends history, myth and contemporary commentary to ask: how much has really changed in the last four centuries? The story centres on an unwelcome visit from artist Tassi to Artemisia’s home while her father is away. What happens […]