What is it?
Stripes uses first-class, live music and non-verbal drama to explore how to find one’s own voice in a group. It may have grown from discussions with primary school teachers struggling with a sharp divide between boys and girls in their classrooms and looking for new ways to encourage collaborative work and inclusive play, but Stripes has blossomed into a broader exploration of what it means to be individual and still enjoy common ground. We leave space for the children to discuss and articulate the plot in their own words—in the Q&A after the show, they tell us what they saw and recognised from their own experience, always finding new angles and perspectives.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we put our plans for a national tour of Stripes on hold this year.
We’ve teamed up with Unexplored Films to put together DIGITAL STRIPES, to be shown in primary schools across the country, along with a live and interactive Zoom meeting with the Hold the Drama team!
If you would like a showing of Digital Stripes then get in touch here!
Where we’ve performed it already
Whitehall Primary School|Hillyfield in the Park Primary School|Barncroft Primary School|Riverley Primary School|Willow Brook Primary School|Hillyfield on the Hill Primary School|Coppermill Primary School| South Grove Primary School|Henry Maynard Primary School|Thorpe Hall Primary School
To read more more about our Waltham Forest Tour click here.
Where we’re going next
We can perform in classes, assemblies, youth groups, family events and many more… Please get in touch if you’d like us to visit you!