by Clara Bloomfield
TOUR 2014/ 15
SOMETIMES TOO REAL
10 YEAR OLD AUDIENCE MEMBER
PERFORMANCES & CREATIVE TEAM
1800 P6 & 7 aged children in 2014/15
28 primary school classes
Performers: SGT Roberts - Craig Waters
Private Jimmy Mitchel - Daniel Purves
Writer & Director: Clara Bloomfield
Producer: Maggie Grey
Stage Manager: Andy Farell
Sound Designers: Nikki Clarke
Scenic Artist: Iona Grey
Workshop Team: On at Fife Museums and Libraries
‘RUN’ - an interactive performance for young people aged 10 years and over.
Don’t run, don’t be seen, just stay in the dark and just breathe.
The fear of getting caught, the fear of what could be, the fear of letting everyone down… be brave.
Can’t go home, can’t ask for help... alone. Must remember to breathe I mean be brave!
…Run and hide… don’t look back… it will be all over soon.
Inspired by Private Thomas Highgait (the first British deserter) and set against the back drop of WWI, RUN draws into sharp focus the plight of the British soldiers who were sent to fight on the front line during WWI.
RUN seeks to understand why Private Jimmy Mitchell a young solider abandonded his regiment and what he must do to survive as he faces what seems like an impossible choice.
Intertwining thought provoking questions with powerful situations the audience decide the fate of the young solider at the heart of our production
RUN - AN ORIGINAL PRODUCTION COMMISSIONED BY FIFE CULTURAL TRUST AND FUNDED BY THE HERITAGE LOTTERY
This was specifically commission piece by Tiny Fragments and writer & director Clara Bloomfield uses interaction with its child audiences throughout. Involving the ON Fife libraries, museums and theatre services RUN was designed to focus and inspire pupils p5-p7 during their study of The Great War through proving a challenging and creative experience.