My Darling Christopher by Hot Coals Theatre
Life has been cruel to newly enrolled Goring School student, Clive Davis (William Grint). Having lost his sight and hearing to meningitis, he must now grapple with another tragedy, the outbreak of World War II and all of the devastating consequences that it brings. His father, Christopher (Robin Paley Yorke), is serving in the navy, so letters are the only form of communication the family has left. How much longer must their sorrow endure? Will there ever be light at the end of the tunnel?
Written by Jo Sargeant and Clare-Louise English of Hot Coals Theatre, My Darling Christopher offers an explosive taster of what a full-scale theatrical production of this show could look like. Based on the true story of Clive Davis, the narrative interweaves the past and the present through beautiful imagery and sound design to make the spectator feel like they have embarked upon a wistful journey through time and into another dimension altogether. Uniquely immersive in its inclusivity of the deaf and visually impaired communities, this emotionally gripping tale is bound to break hearts, and is once again proof of the impact that stories can have on individuals.
A RADA Festival Homemakers Commission, the short film highlights the need for artists to be innovative with their work, to push boundaries and explore new and exciting ways of engaging with global audiences.
Brimming with potential, My Darling Christopher is a beautiful exploration of what happens when creativity in more physically restrictive times is unleashed.
Photo: Hot Coals Theatre
My Darling Christopher is available to watch online from 16th July until 31st December 2020. For further information or to book visit the theatre’s website here.