Hoipolloi Theatre makes original and refreshing new theatre work which is toured live - nationally and internationally - and also distributed digitally. The company's recent success has been focused around the development of a trilogy of works by emerging Welsh artist, Hugh Hughes. Due to launch in 2011, Stories from an Invisible Town is Hugh's latest project based around the online sharing of childhood memories.
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Stories from an Invisible Town is based on the town of Llangefni (the invisible town) on the Isle of Anglesey. Though a ‚Äòreal‚Äô town, it has become fictionalised and given imaginative life through Hugh Hughes' work to-date. Launching as an online project in April 2011, Stories from an Invisible Town will enable Hugh Hughes to share childhood memories online in an innovative and entertaining way, using short video clips, photographs, animation, maps, diagrams, music and words. It will steer the line between fantasy and reality, encouraging the audience to consider what is real and what is imagined. In addition to Hugh sharing his experiences with others, space will be created for the audience to share their experiences with him and with each other. This online project is one stage in the development of Invisible Town, a theatre production being created by Hoipolloi in patnership with the Barbican and National Theatre Wales. This will premiere in autumn 2012, by which time an exciting stack of stories and childhood memories will have been developed online. The total project cost over two years is ¬£120,000. ¬£20,000 is being sought to enable Hoipolloi to realise this innovative and memorable project.
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