Digital Theatre to release Frantic Assembly’s Things I Know to Be True
Frantic Assembly’s production of Things I Know to Be True has been filmed live and will be made available to more than 1,000 schools globally.
The play, co-produced with the State Theatre Company South Australia and filmed at the Lyric Hammersmith last year, is the latest addition to Digital Theatre’s education arm, Digital Theatre Plus.
It is the second Frantic Assembly show to be offered on the platform, following Abi Morgan’s Lovesong. Frantic Assembly is a recommended company on five British and international academic syllabuses.
Digital Theatre chairman Justin Cooke said filming such productions meant they were saved for posterity.
“The filming we do ourselves is of vital importance to the future of performing arts’ education. Quite simply, there is no other company capturing contemporary work of this kind. Most captures are focused on generating returns from the consumer market, and hence are of star-studded casts and major West End or Broadway productions,” he said.
He added that filming the plays would “enable students and teachers to experience a broader range of performance” and provide extra revenue to the actors, creatives and producers involved in this incredibly important area of the performing arts.”
The play, co-directed by Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman, will be available on the platform from February 22.
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