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Spies, Furs and Crossing Continents

ClassAction practitioners welcomed new and upcoming theatre company Idle Motion to Godalming just before they left for a season at the Edinburgh Fringe and then a British Council funded tour to China! Idle Motion are an exciting collective of young theatre makers who are capturing the hearts of audience’s around the world and have quickly become a friend of ClassAction having run workshops with our practitioners and also offering work-experience placements during their recent London run at the New Diorama Theatre. 

“Accessible, inventive work with strong storytelling at its heart...this physical theatre ensemble have a bright future.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

The workshop focused on the themes of Idle Motion’s recent piece of theatre, focused around Bletchley Park during WW2 and the visionary Alan Turing, whose work was the hidden heroism of the war. Participants created puppets of the many characters at Bletchley with simple fur coats, hats, gloves and character shoes! They then moved onto exploring the life of Gerda Taro a young German refugee who fled  to Paris in the 1930s, reinventing herself and becoming one of the first celebrated photo journalists.

Idle Motion met while they were studying their A Levels and have since gone on to produce 5 award winning plays that have toured internally. This is something we hope our ‘theatre makers’ of the future, go on to do!