PH Productions facilitate online discussion for ClayBody.
Following the recent podcast version of Dirty Laundry by Claybody Theatre PH Production Services facilitated a discussion of the issues raised by the story.
Using a mix of live streaming, online meeting technology and utilising the facilities at King Street Studios a TV studio was created to allow a panel discussion hosted by Deborah McAndrew (the writer of Dirty Laundry) and four panel members.
The panel features Hannah Ault of Valentine Clays, Dr. Ben Anderson, lecturer at Keele University, Abi Brown, Leader of SoTCC, and Mark Gregory, Chief Economist for UK and Ireland, Ernst and Young.
A number of questions were presented by guests, via pre-recorded videos, from local community members, Emma Bailey, of Emma Bailey Ceramics, Jerahl Hall from YMCA North Staffs, and Tony Jones.
Dirty Laundry was first presented as a live piece of theatre at Spode in Stoke-on-Trent and is a story of industrial illness and corruption in 1950’s Stoke on Trent. Dirty Laundry performed to sell out audiences at Spode Works, Stoke in October 2017. Performed by a cast of 5, supported by the Claybody Community Company, it transported audiences to the 1950s in this immersive, exciting new production. In May 2020 the ‘radio’ podcast version was released.
PH Production Services have supported a number of arts organisations with live steaming, video and production support for many years and are proud top be able to put our experience to good use in these strange times of social distancing during the Corvid19 epidemic to allow these companies to present work in new ways and to stay in touch with their audiences.
The discusion was filmed at King Street Studios in newcastle using their state-of-the-art equipment and edited by the PH Productions technical manager Russell Coppock.