Dark Horse Theatre presents #OutBreakOut – an anthem for escape after a year locked in, commissioned as an original project for Huddersfield Literature Festival 2021, inspired by the Festival theme of ‘Escape’.
A trilogy of short films inspired by poetry, created, developed and shot in lockdown by an exceptional cast of actors with learning disabilities.
We invite you to #BreakOut from the monotony, rise above the #OutBreak and hope for tomorrow.
Dark Horse is a theatre company that exists to create and find equal opportunities for people with learning disabilities to train and work in the performing arts. A leading vocational trainer of actors with a learning disability we offer courses validated by drama school ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.)
Dark Horse tours bold, entertaining and accessible new productions that change audience expectations, break down barriers and increase representation for talented learning disabled actors on stages and screens across the UK. Previous work includes #FutureLoading (digital production 2021), The Garden: Lockdown Edition (digital production 2020), Stir (2019), You Have Been Watching (2017) and Snakebite (2015)
#OutBreakOut will be released on the following dates:
Film 1: Thursday 18 March,12 noon – premiered on the HLF YouTube channel
Film 2: Tuesday 23 March, 2pm – shown at the end of our Lockdown Poems event and premiered on the HLF YouTube channel
Film 3: Sunday 28 March, 3pm – premiered on the HLF YouTube channel