The Telling Film Festival via Stream.Theatre


The Telling launch an online Film Festival featuring the filmed version of four of their concertplays (where music and drama collide). Each film will be available to stream via online theatre streaming service Stream.Theatre until 22 April 2022.


Programme

VISION

The film adaption of the live concertplay. The imagined testimony of extraordinary medieval Abbess Hildegard of Bingen (played by actor Teresa Banham - Royal Shakespeare Company, Shared Experience) accompanied by her haunting and mesmerising chant.

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UNSUNG HEROINE

The film adaption of the live concertplay. The imagined life and love of troubadour Countess Beatriz de Dia (played by Anna Demetriou - Viking Destiny) accompanied by the plaintive music and poetry of the troubadours and medieval dances.

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LOVE IN THE LOCKDOWN

An online play with music filmed over Zoom during lockdown starring Alec Newman (Dune, Angel, Star Trek: Enterprise) and Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle, Tipping the Velvet, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen). Medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni are in the early stages of an intense relationship, which starts with awkward Zoom dates just before lockdown. Over 3 months, the separated lovers get closer and work on a project together: Giovanni plans to reimagine Boccaccio's The Decameron, drawing out parallels with the COVID-19 pandemic, while Emilia and her ensemble, played by The Telling, plan the music.

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I, SPIE

Filmed live show from October 2021. The imagined story of John Dowland as he combines his life as a court musician/composer with the Elizabethan espionage underworld. Starring Dominic Marsh (Shakespeare's Globe, Kneehigh Theatre), Danny Webb (Alien3, The Dig, Liar, Humans) and Alice Imelda (Theatre By The Lake, The Old Laundry Theatre).

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