The award-winning Holbeck-based theatre company Slung Low are delighted to announce that on Friday 1 May 2020 they will be streaming online for free the premiere of their new short film The Good Book.
The Good Book will be the first production for the newly formed Leeds People’s Theatre and is produced by Slung Low with the support of Leeds 2023.
Set in a future Leeds, The Good Book, tells the story of a society that is divided between loyalists of the powerful Queen Bear and radical followers of Galahad. Avalon is a young woman desperate not to take sides, but as civil war begins, she must undertake a dangerous mission to rescue a precious relic from destruction.
The short film features a cast of invited actors including Bradford actress Riana Duce, Angus Imrie, Katie Eldred, along with – as South Leeds Life reported at the time – over 100 members of the local Leeds community. Filming took place in late January at Slung Low’s base, The Holbeck club and at Holbeck Cemetery, Leeds Central Library and Leeds Town Hall.
Directed by Sheffield film maker Brett Chapman, The Good Book continues James Phillips’ future dystopia, which began in The White Whale at Leeds Dock in 2013, continued in 2014 with Camelot, a Slung Low and Sheffield Theatres’ outdoor co-production and was last seen as a centre piece of Hull, UK City of Culture 2017’s performance programme and on the BBC with the epic Flood.
Leeds People’s Theatre has been created by Slung Low and will be a dedicated division for large-scale professional arts projects with communities in Leeds at the heart of them. This involves the community participating in and with professional artists and creative teams, offering an opportunity to learn, gain more experience or simply be part of a community. The Good Book will be the first of several projects that Slung Low are currently planning for Leeds People’s Theatre.
The Good Book, which is supported by Leeds City Council, Leeds 2023, Arts Council and Leeds People’s Theatre will be available to stream online for free from 12pm on Friday 1 May at www.slunglow.org/TGB
This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of Slung Low