Lyric announces partnership with Digital Theatre+
The Lyric Hammersmith are excited to announce a new and innovative partnership with Digital Theatre+. The focus of this partnership is the creation of new digital learning resources including short digital films and documentaries.
“This innovative new partnership combines the work of a leading UK producing theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith, with the digital expertise and reach of Digital Theatre to create a range of insightful new digital learning resources for young people and to enable a greater number of people to enjoy and access the Lyric’s work. We are excited for the potential of this creative collaboration which is enabled by the fantastic new facilities in our recently extended and refurbished building and we look forward to continuing to develop this partnership over a number of years.”
Sian Alexander – Executive Director, Lyric Hammersmith
The first of these resources will focus on the Lyric’s new autumn production, The Seagull and will follow its creation from day one through to opening night. Digital Theatre+ will also produce a series of filmed masterclasses in different areas of theatre practice, working with leading theatre artists and Young Lyric participants.
“Our partnership with the Lyric Hammersmith will demonstrate how to maximize the potential of live work so that it has reach that extends beyond boundaries and constraints. Together, we will forge a global strategic creative, digital and cultural learning partnership that will ensure that students and teachers have access to content that motivates, inspires and that is relevant to them. We share the Lyric’s commitment to young people and emerging artists and will endeavor to harness their pioneering spirit with our digital expertise to develop a new form of digital cultural learning.
Theatre has always been a fusion of the arts and technology. In the twenty-first century this can be truly transformative. With the accelerating role of broadcast theatre plus live performance in today’s creative and educational landscape, it is vital for arts organisations to initiate new ways of collaborating and this ambitious new partnership does that.”
Fiona Lindsay – Creative Producer, Digital Theatre+
The work produced through this unique partnership will be available to schools and students nationally and internationally through the DT+ education platform.