Manchester-based theatre firm ThickSkin, has teamed up with theatre venues and organisations in central Manchester, Ancoats and Huddersfield to current three new location primarily based audio performs.
Distinctive to every location, the Stroll This Play tales are designed for listeners as they stroll. The immersive performs mix narration and unique music with the sights and sounds round you transporting you contained in the story. Inviting you to expertise a well-recognized route from a brand new perspective, ThickSkin and the accomplice firms have reached out to native communities and writers to create the Stroll This Play tales. Every audio expertise has been created by a unique inventive staff from the native space, inserting new voices entrance and centre.
As an organization, ThickSkin are devoted to growing and showcasing new-talent, whereas reaching audiences who don’t usually attend theatre. ThickSkin are the innovators behind the pioneering Digital Actuality manufacturing Petrichor which was created to attach with younger audiences through the pandemic.
Laura Mallows, ThickSkin Government Director, mentioned:
“Digital arts has all the time been a function of ThickSkin’s work and we took this a step additional final 12 months in creating our first Theatre in VR manufacturing, Petrichor. It grew to become clear that digital arts might provide a variety of recent experiences for audiences and the extra we broaden our work in digital the extra rapidly artists can get again to work and have extra work alternatives in the long run. So Stroll This Play got here from an purpose to reconnect loyal theatre audiences with the humanities of their area people, whereas encouraging new audiences to participate. And, as with all ThickSkin initiatives, there’s a highlight on early profession artists or extra skilled artists working in new methods. We’re trying ahead to finally getting again on stage, however digital will likely be a everlasting function in how we take audiences on a journey alongside or embedded within the dwell work. For now, Stroll This Play, affords a standalone digital expertise in every location or a full day trip for audiences who selected to participate in all three walks”
ThickSkin is an award-winning touring theatre firm primarily based in Manchester, working throughout dwell and digital platforms. Established in 2010 by co-Administrators, Neil Bettles and Laura Mallows, they attempt to create house for under-represented voices in theatre to be heard and celebrated.
They create daring and impressive theatre; reaching and galvanizing younger, new and consultant audiences internationally by our distinctive physicality and cinematic model. They nurture expertise throughout all areas of theatre-making, offering a springboard for artists who’re able to take a leap.
Through the pandemic ThickSkin reached over 15,000 folks by digital engagement and greater than 900 younger folks globally by digital studying assets, designed to assist drama and dance college students whereas colleges have been closed.
Obtainable from 19 April, 30 Could and 17 July 2021
Manchester, Ancoats and Huddersfield (covid secure, skilled individually)
Go to thickskintheatre.co.uk/