GOSH commission

GOSH commission

We are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital Arts to create a new work to celebrate the opening of a flagship centre for Sight and Sound at GOSH  in the former Italian Hospital, Queen Square.  The work, which will reflect the building’s history as well as its new […]

BALANCE – a sharing of work GVE and Filament

BALANCE – a sharing of work GVE and Filament

After 6 weeks of workshops which combined Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble and members of Filament Theatre Chorus, we are delighted to perform a sharing of work. ‘BALANCE’ is an improvised choral piece inspired by the theme of balance, using Jacques Lecoq’s technique of the plateau as a starting point. Join us for this special one-off performance […]

Photos from our Dress Rehearsal

Photos from our Dress Rehearsal

We have had a fantastic time in rehearsals and the show starts next week in Derby – here’s a sneaky peek!  

First Day of Rehearsals!

First Day of Rehearsals!

 It’s the first day of rehearsals! Here you may be able to make out the cast who are gathered around the piano ‘note-bashing’ with Osnat. Some music is fully written, some we are going to develop with the cast. A read through, some costume explorations, and then lots and lots of singing!

Watch some songs from ‘Rufus’

 Have a little look and listen to a couple of songs we were working on during R&D with our fantastic cast, Lula Mebrahtu, Jonathan Hume, Simon Prag, Josh Considine and Rebecca Thorn. Filmed for us by David Wolfin. CLICK THIS!

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 […]

Fleshing out some characters

Today we have been finding our more about some of the characters that emerged during our workshops, in particular, Rufus Longbottom, Dan the angry old man, Anne the explorer, Scotland, Amelia Hook and Picklepine.

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 […]

‘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