5 FILMS. 5 PREMIERES. 5 STORIES.The Hope Theatre in Islington has secured funding from City Bridge Trust as part of a funding bid from the London Community Response Fund for a new digital project this autumn.
Hope at Home is a 5-part online series of 15-minute monologues each exploring a single fascinating slice of life set at home. The commissioning process, which launches in September, will see 25-30 artists brought on board to create the films. Casting and artistic team callouts will be advertised both on Spotlight and The Hope’s social media platforms. The monologues will be launched via the theatre’s digital channels on 25 November, with each film premiering for one week for free as ‘pay what you want’ to encourage access and donations to help secure the future of the critically acclaimed pub theatre. The project will finish with a Christmas special in December.
Kennedy Bloomer, the Artistic Director of the theatre since January 2020 says, “we are delighted to launch Hope at Home – in these uncertain times, we’re looking forward to getting creative, providing arts employment and making audiences smile again. This is a really exciting project and being able to launch them digitally will allow us to be more accessible than ever.