Nottingham Playhouse videos to keep audiences engaged

Published: 23 March 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Tribute to Torvill and Dean: Mass Bolero in Nottingham

A series of videos is being released by Nottingham Playhouse to keep communities in the East Midlands engaged with the arts.

The posts began with the sharing of the Playhouse's Mass Bolero video. Celebrating the participation event from 2014, it features more than 700 people recreating Torvill and Dean's ice skating routine at the Olympic Games in 1984. It has been seen by more than 90,000 people.

The videos follow the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK which has led to shows being postponed and many events and classes being suspended.

Martin Berry, head of participation for Nottingham Playhouse, said, "at times of hardship and anxiety, our role in enriching the lives of the communities of Nottingham is especially important. Here at Nottingham Playhouse, we’re using technology, imagination and creativity to make sure we’re still here for everyone.

"From dance tutorials, activities for children, competitions and more, we’ll do all we can to remain faithful to our many communities, to be there for our most vulnerable participants and friends, and to play our vital part in Nottingham's well-being.

"This isn’t an easy time for anyone, including the Playhouse, but with support, donations and engagement, we’ll grow through it and come back stronger than ever."

Videos will be uploaded to Nottingham Playhouse’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram sites.