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STORIES TO GET US THROUGH

 
 
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A storytelling podcast written and performed by the people of Doncaster, inspired by real life events and created during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The featured stories have been created by people of various ages, genders, nationalities and cultural backgrounds. You’ll hear personal stories of courage and resilience, of friendship and of hope. We hope you find something in our stories to get you through this time. 

"When I was asked if I wanted to include something for the Stories To Get Us Through collective I was sceptic, for I didn’t have a single story in mind that would instil inspiration or start a conversation. Motivation is not a great strength of mine. But then it occurred to me there is something I could say. I could open my mouth and talk proud pushing the negative voices down. I could say that it’s people who get us through. People with their hearts and dreams. People with their stories. Stories which get us through." -Sam


To hear Sam's full poem, click here

Stories To Get Us Through is a community performance project delivered in partnership with Cast, Right Up Our Street, and the National Theatre's Public Acts, made possible by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Mr & Mrs A Mosawi and Simon & Sue Ruddick and Wates Foundation.

 
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CREDITS

CREATIVE TEAM

Director: James Blakey
Assistant Director: Gitika Buttoo
Producer: Linda Bloomfield
Peer Support Worker: Mohamed Firas Chihi
Sound Design and Film: Rajnish Madaan
Photography: Rasha Kotaiche
Composers: Matt Randall and Becky Wilkie

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

b:friend 

Conversation Club

Creative Directions

LGBTQ Youth
Edlington Community Organisation

FOR CAST

Director: Deborah Rees
Deputy Director: Clare Clarkson

Head of Participation: Sarah Clough
Community Producer: Nicola Doyle
Technical Director: Matt Young
Website & Comms: Natalie Brown and Bethany Rutt

FOR NATIONAL THEATRE'S PUBLIC ACTS:

Director: Emily Lim
Senior Producer: Ros Terry
Engagement Producer: Lara Taylor
Co-ordinator: Brigitte Adela

Press and Media for the NT: Rhian Bennett
Director of Learning for the NT: Alice King-Farlow

FOR RIGHT UP OUR STREET

Director: Sally Lockey
Project Support: Ifa Abebe

Special thanks to: Lucy Robertshaw, Elanor Stannage, Jan Foster, Mike Niles, Maryanne Wylde, Nicola Paterson, Lynn Brookes and Toni Matthews for their ongoing support of Public Acts in Doncaster.

 

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