Gotta Stay at Gran’s for a Week!

‘Gotta stay at Gran’s for a Week?!’ follows the plight of a young boy called Sam who has to stay with her gran’s for a week. Sam thinks old people are boring and smell funny, but as the week unfolds and he meets his gran’s friends and discovers that old people have a lot more to offer than Werthers Originals. He also discovers that she has skills and knowledge that can help them.

‘Who Cares!?’

‘Who Cares?!’ is an original piece of music theatre created by Hearts and Minds Theatre Company that aims to inspire a new generation of carers and a culture of compassion and understanding in Tameside and beyond. It follows the story of Chloe, a girl with and attitude who alongside Dean, an unassuming sci-fi fan, ends up with the bottom of the barrel work experience placement – an elderly care home. Through their journey, this odd pairing fall in love with each other, and more importantly, the act of caring itself.

My Whole World

My Whole World (12 min ‘making of’ documentary)

‘My Whole World’ was a multimedia site-specific promenade music theatre project exploring the issues that affect young people in 2018. The young people took part in a series of creative writing, drama, lyric writing, music production and film making workshops aimed at giving them experience of the creative industries and to produce materials for this live immersive performance in Cheshire fire services specifically constructed Safety Central- a village under a dome, complete with shop, cinema, cells, court room, house, train station, farm and more. A small team of professional actors, dramatists, filmmakers and musicians brought the materials that the young people create to life in an interwoven live soap opera.

Collaborate & Listen (Documentary)

A short documentary explaining the process of the Collaborate and Listen music programme at Ashcroft School.

Life On Shuffle Documentary

This short film depicts young people in the Life On Shuffle programme taking in part in a live performance. The programme is delivered by Love Music Trust and funded by Youth Music and Cheshire East Council

Cocaine

A short film about Cocaine abuse made by unemployed young men in Bolton- Finalist of Bolton Film Festival (Community).

Alcohol Addiction

A short film about alcohol addiction made by unemployed young men in Bolton.

Panic

A short film about Anxiety made by unemployed young men in Bolton – Winner of Bolton Film Festival (Community).

Gambling Addiction

A short film about Gambling addiction made by unemployed young men in Bolton.

Cafe

A short film exploring loneliness and social isolation by The Johnny Barlow Theatre Company- a group of adults with mental health issues and a passion for drama for social change.

Cake

A short film exploring eating and drinking as a form of self medicating from loneliness by The Johnny Barlow Theatre Company- a group of adults with mental health issues and a passion for drama for social change.

Chris OCD

A short film OCD by The Johnny Barlow Theatre Company- a group of adults with mental health issues and a passion for drama for social change.

Without Any Supper

Without Any Supper explores how our food habits are shaped by family, culture, memory, gender, geography and love.

Speed Dating

A short film exploring how not being able to use technology can effect loneliness by The Johnny Barlow Theatre Company- a group of adults with mental health issues and a passion for drama for social change.

Three In A Bed

A short film exploring insomnia by The Johnny Barlow Theatre Company- a group of adults with mental health issues and a passion for drama for social change.

Santa

A short film exploring loneliness at Xmas by The Johnny Barlow Theatre Company- a group of adults with mental health issues and a passion for drama for social change.