Making Magic at Nottingham Trent University

Working with Theatre Design Students

It’s the third year we’ve worked in partnership with the incredibly talented lecturers and students in the Theatre Design team at Nottingham Trent University.

Despite Covid-19 and all the restrictions that has imposed on university students and staff, we have had an amazing term so far.

Working with Year 2 Theatre Design students, we are currently adapting the poem, Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, by Maya Angelou.

“Shadows on the Wall

Noises down the Hall

Life doesn’t frighten me at all.”

The students are creating a shadow play version of the poem.

Red Earth has asked them to include creative captions for access.

From the work we’ve done so far, everyone is in for a fantastic, visual treat.

Watch out on our website for videos of their work as part of The Story Bench – Advent Calendar: 1 – 24 December 2020

Here’s a demo video of creative captions, produced by Neil Dixon – one of the NTU technicians working with the students to help them realise their design dreams for the project.