Funding Body/Client: Goole Town Council/Shooting Fish Theatre Company
Goals: To help keep the memory of World War I alive and educate and entertain the general public
November 5, 2014 marked Blueprint’s 4th collaboration with Shooting Fish Theatre Company for Goole’s Bonfire Night. The theme of the year’s performance marked the First World War Centenary.
For the first time, Goole Town Council implemented a ticketing system for the event with no-on-the-door sales; worried this may deter some, we were ecstatic that 7,000 bonfire-enthusiasts were present.
For the event, we produced Edith’s War, an 11 minute film which chronicles a young couple’s hardship throughout the conflict, we fused filmed shadow performances with beautiful black and white illustrations from Laura Barrett, which were then partly animated.
In addition, we created an audio drama that incorporated vocal performances from children from local schools telling the story of two present day youngsters transported back in time to the destruction of Goole by zeppelins during the war.