1. A short extract from Dugout - first in a series of four films featured on the DVD Triangle's Work In Times of War. An exploration of World War Two using immersive museum and performance methods. First created 2001. Subsequent projects between 2002 and 2012.

    DUGOUT! The Little Herberts (2004)
    Dug Out! - a unique film/theatre experience

    "You have to be really brave to do it."
    "I was scared at first in the air raid, I was starting to act scared and then I really started crying, thinking it was real." Ellie May, aged 7.

    "I think you really captured it, it was very frightening " Mary Wade, aged 69.
    A stirring documentary using a controversial method of film making to capture children's emotions as they recreate a war time experience.

    Follow children as they endure a Home Front Training Camp led by the eccentric Whissell and Williams from the Ministry of Information.

    This film explores a comical and moving child's perspective on war, peace, survival and propaganda. Produced by The Little Herberts aged 6-14, under the guidance of theatre/film practitioners Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield, using original World War 2 memories and artefacts from the Coventry Blitz.

    Funded by Arts Council England (West Midlands), Coventry Arts and Heritage and Screen West Midlands.

    PREMIERE
    2.30 PM 2 January 2004. Warwick Arts Centre Cinema, COVENTRY

    ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS:
    Transit Festival, Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark
    24 January 2004

    Birmingham Screen Festival 5.45pm 10 March 2004 UGC Cinema, Broad Street, BIRMINGHAM

    The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, COVENTRY
    8.45am 6 April 2004 (private screening)

    DEVELOPMENT
    August 2002, October 2002, February 2003, April 2003
    Film work April - October 2003

    REVIEWS
    Total Theatre Autumn 2003
    Feature article by Jessica Naish

    FUNDED BY
    Regional Arts Lottery Programme, Coventry City Council, Screen West Midlands, Arts Council England and Film Council

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  2. This is a compilation of some of the work of Bare Essentials Youth Theatre established by Carran Waterfield and members of the company in 1988. It documents their trip to Odin Teatret in Denmark, fragments from Dreamweavers, Olim, Vagrants and footage of early interviews. The footage covers work between 1988 and 1998.

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  3. This short film documents the creative work of Yr 6 children from Flash Ley Community Primary School, Stafford with Carran Waterfield. The project was supported by Creative Partnerships Staffordshire and took place between 2009 and 2010. The work is part of Waterfield's wider exploration of Macbeth called Birnam Wood originally supported by the RSC studio in 2010.

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  4. The first of two short films documenting the gallery installation of Carran Waterfield's The Story of Redhair. The work is created by The Little Herberts with creative artists Ali Maclaurin and Ian Cameron, singer Venice Manley and performers Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield. The project took place at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (2000-2001) and formed part of Triangle Theatre's 10 year residency at the gallery.

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  5. The second part of the installation The Story of Redhair devised by Carran Waterfield, Richard Talbot and The Little Herberts with assistance from Ian Cameron, Venice Manley and Ali Maclaurin.

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Performance work with children

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This work demonstrates some of the theatre and performance work with children and young people.
I have worked with many children's groups but primarily the work has been driven by two particular groups: Bare Essentials Youth Theatre and The Little Herberts.…


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This work demonstrates some of the theatre and performance work with children and young people.
I have worked with many children's groups but primarily the work has been driven by two particular groups: Bare Essentials Youth Theatre and The Little Herberts. Additionally some really important projects have developed through the Creative Partnerships initiative and these projects are also represented here.

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