Old is new and new is old… History is alive and living.
The Canal Tales (2020) is a lockdown film project and adaptation of the wonderful play The Islington Tales written by Linda Wilkinson in 2018. Come see the history of the canals told by the new generation – from the explosion on the Regent’s Canal in 1874 which caused dead fish to hit the streets of London, to Carlo Gatti’s ice pits, to verbatim memories of life on the canals – these stories will transport you, inspire you, amaze you!
All the actors, editors, animators, dancers, musicians and artists are students of all ages from the Young Actors Theatre Islington. Adapted for screen, directed, and produced by Asha Cornelia Cluer with choreography by Alexandra Parry.
The project has been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and was free for all to participate in.