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Danni Solo.jpg Online Theatre Fest

Students from The Northern School of Art are staging a three day online theatre and comedy festival as part of their preparations for careers in an industry post Covid.

The InterACT 2021 theatre festival, presented by students from the School’s Acting and the Film, TV and Theatre degree courses, is heading to small screens from Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th January.

A different event will be streamed at 8pm each night via Instagram at @TheNorthern_Acting with content to entertain theatre lovers and comedy fans, including mockumentaries, theatre and comedy sketches.

The first production on Monday 25th January 8pm is ‘Educating Sunny Hill’, a mockumentary produced by the School's second year (Level 5) actors alongside professional film-maker Andy Berriman. It focuses on a fictional Performing Arts College in the lead up to Christmas after the dreaded Ofsted call and shows teachers drinking on the job, music teachers with so little facilities that they teach in the toilets and a Principal who is so deluded, he is convinced the ghost of Colin Farrell is his VP.

A series of eight Solo Shows created by the School's third year (Level 6) actors that have been selected by staff and students will be featured at 8pm on Tuesday 26th January. The highly individual ten minute pieces look at pressures on how to look, grief, Cosplay, isolation, working in Tesco and what it is like to live on the moon.

Finally, The Northern School of Art’s infamous comedy night, the ‘Flim Flam Comedy Night Online’, returns at 8pm on Wednesday 28th January with stand-up, comedy sketches, clowning and maybe an unsuccessful attempt at Zoom Improvisation.


Instagram at @TheNorthern_Acting