12 March 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Small Nose Productions and The Britten Partnership present
The Black Dog Project: Scratch Performance
Friday 11th April, 7.30pm
Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ
‘I Had a Black Dog’ …his name was depression by Mr. Matthew Johnstone.
Small Nose Productions are being supported by The Britten Partnership to create a theatrical version of the book ‘I Had a Black Dog’ by Matthew Johnstone.
‘I Had a Black Dog’ is a comic; fun and heart wrenching story about one man (a representative for all of us), in his struggle with depression and the various different forms in which it reveals itself to us. ‘I Had a Black Dog’ is for anyone who has ever suffered with or knows someone who has suffered with some form of depression or anxiety. A beautiful and heart-warming story.
The Britten Partnership has been working with Jason Webb from Small Nose for over three years developing workshops that create links between Education and the Employment and Business Community. Small Nose are delighted that The Britten Partnership have agreed to work with them on this exciting new project.
The Black Dog Project
Phase one of this project is to run three research and development workshops to tease the story from the book which culminates in a selection of Scratch Workshop Performances.
All tickets £5.00 and you can book them by calling the Trestle Box Office on 01727 850950
For further information, images or to arrange interviews contact: Annie Robertson, Company Coordinator.
t: 01727 850950 / e: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTES FOR EDITOR
About Trestle Theatre Company
Trestle has been making and touring inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. The company has developed a distinctive style of theatre, initially using masks, puppets and music, and more recently incorporating text and internationally influenced movement styles. Trestle is an internationally renowned provider of participation projects and training and operates from Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.
About Trestle Arts Base
Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is a 100-year-old chapel beautifully converted into a unique performing arts centre. It is home to Trestle, the first UK touring company to establish its own Lottery funded building. The venue offers performances, exhibitions, mask making, arts participation, youth theatre and hires for community and business meetings and events.
About Small Nose Productions
Small Nose was created by Mark Curtis and Jason Webb and is a new devising company that wants to create, breath taking, mind boggling and engrossing theatre. We devise from a base of clowning and although we lean towards comedy, our work is often profoundly moving and always entertaining.
We use theatrical clown, masks, half masks and anything else that we see as a useful provocation to a process of creation. A small ensemble with a big heart.