The Year We Had

Over the past six months, we at Stockroom have been working with theatre freelancers across the country to produce six extraordinary films that chart the common experiences of non-salaried theatre workers during the pandemic.

Partnering with filmmakers The Other Richard, Stockroom utilised its national network to find and commission these freelancers to illustrate their experiences of the last twelve months through the medium of film. Each was partnered with a writer in Stockroom’s salaried writers room to create a script based on their story, which has performed and filmed in and around their local theatre

The Year We Had brings together these works to tell the stories of this workforce and to show the extraordinary contribution it has made to our culture and society over the last year.

Beginning on Wednesday 7th July and running to Monday 19th July these two-minute studies of the recent lives of those who make up the UK theatre industry’s backbone will be released every few days over the next 2 weeks according to the following timetable:

Wednesday July 7th: Sheffield Theatres

Friday July 9th: Bristol Old Vic

Monday July 12th: Northampton Royal & Derngate

Wednesday July 14th: Hull Truck

Friday July 16th: Birmingham REP

Monday July 19th: Bolton Octagon

As all the films are released, they will be collected here as a full archive of The Year We Had.

Click on the gallery tab to see them as they are released.

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