We are now members of ITC

We are now members of ITC

We are delighted to have become members of the Independent Theatre Council – the management association for the independent theatre sector. We are looking forward to taking part in the many opportunities ITC offers. You can find out more about ITC here

The Team

The Team

Meet the team who worked with us to take a further sharing to our partner schools in Derbyshire and Oxfordshire from 7th-9th March 2017. Rebecca Thorn, Lula Mebrahtu, Simon Prag, Josh Considine and Jonathan Hume performed songs and scenes and demonstrated ideas to children at Dallimore and Ladywood Primary Schools in Kirk Hallam, St John’s […]

Work from our R&D week in Oxford and Derby

Work from our R&D week in Oxford and Derby

A wonderful week in Oxfordshire and Derbyshire, sharing a second period of R&D on ‘Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit ‘ found us seeing some truly imaginative work from pupils at Dallimore school inspired by the project. This can all be seen at: www.onceupona.filament-theatre.com. Well worth a look!

Southbank Fun

Southbank Fun

We had a wonderful week leading ‘Songs to Make Stories’ at Southbank Centre during February half term. 21 participants created songs and wrote stories and performed their work in front of a packed audience in the Clore Ballroom on Friday 17th February 2017. There’s some pictures here!

Songs Tell Stories at Southbank Centre 13th -17th Feb 2017

Songs Tell Stories at Southbank Centre 13th -17th Feb 2017

2017 is starting as a busy year for Filament. We are joining  VoiceLab at Southbank Centre to lead a week-long half-term workshop as part of Imagine Children’s Festival. Using Nordic Folktales as inspiration, we will be singing and writing songs, exploring the world of trolls and giants and the land of the Midnight Sun! Our participants will […]

Trailer from our R&D

Trailer from our R&D

We have a wonderful trailer for our next show – inspired by storylines and characters we have gathered during and after our work with children in Derbyshire, Oxfordshire and East London on our Once Upon a Project. ‘Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit’ will be touring next July! See the trailer here

I’m Still Young For My Age

I’m Still Young For My Age

Well, it has been an incredibly busy week of R&D. We have some really interesting characters to work with, Rufus Longbottom, Dan and Anne all live in the Tandaria Care Home, looked after by the ever patient Bernard. When an Alien Space Rabbit crash lands outside his window, Rufus is drawn to help it. So […]

First Day of R&D on ‘Once Upon A’

Today has been the first day with our wonderful performers, KM, Lula, Rebecca, Simon and David and our designer, Tina. We spent all day introducing them to the work we had received from Ray Lodge, Grafton, New City, St John Fisher, South Moreton, St Johns C of E, Dallimore and Ladywood Primary Schools. We have […]

Ladywood and Dallimore Primary Schools

Ladywood and Dallimore Primary Schools

We had a wonderful couple of days working with year 3-6 pupils at Ladywood and Dallimore Primary Schools in Kirk Hallam Derbyshire. On the left hannd side of this page you can see a drawing on an invention called, ‘The Protect’ which automatically emerges from a back pocket whenever danger is near, a scorpion detector […]

‘Once Upon A’ website goes live!

‘Once Upon A’ website goes live!

We are now getting stories in from the wonderful children that took part in our workshops in Newham, Barking, Oxfordshire and Derbyshire. Their work can be seen on this dedicated project website: http://onceupona.filament-theatre.com

St Johns Primary School, Belper

St Johns Primary School, Belper

Here is a lovely little groove (lyrics left) created by Year 2 at St Johns C of E school Belper, Derbyshire. Meet Thinny who lives in a sewer, he dislikes fruit – it makes him sick!

South Moreton Primary School Oxford #OnceUponA

South Moreton Primary School Oxford #OnceUponA

Another great day for uss at Filament when we travelled to Oxfordshire for our workshop at South Moreton with a group of mixed year 3, 4 and 5 pupils. Meet Bernard. He is 40 years old. He is a magician and can juggle water. Juggling water takes him to the future. ‘My name is Bernard […]