FRANKENSTEIN Screen ShotScript Work, written or adapted by Helen Newall

Currently in Research and Development

For the Fallen, 2016, 2018.
A multimedia community reminiscence project: written by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker.
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Helen Newall, St Mary’s Cultural Hub
Funding: Arts Council England

Get Fresh
song: lyrics, Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Commissioned by National School Lunch Initiative: School Food Plan, 2016
School Food Plan

Grosvenor Park
A site-specific story telling event. Commissioned by Russell Kirk, summer, 2016.

Pageant of the Dee,
a site-specific story telling event, summer 2016.

Title to be confirmed
Kings School, Chester, community reminiscence project, September 2016.

Completed Projects

Best Days of Our Lives, 2015
Playscript: book & lyrics by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Community reminiscence project
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Matt Baker, Chester Cathedral
Funders & Sponsors: Arts Council Lottery; Cheshire West and Chester; Earl of Chester Trust; Cheshire Community Foundation; Blacon Education Village: Avenue Services
Chester Chronicle Review

Your Country Needs You!, 2015
Playscript: book by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Street theatre based on local Warrington people involved in WW1 in 1915
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Matt Baker, streets of Warrington
Commissioned and Funded by: Warrington Borough Council and Warrington Culture

Preston Remembers, 2015
Playscript: book by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Street theatre based on local Preston people involved in WW1
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Matt Baker, streets of Preston
Commissioned and funded by: Preston Remembers

Over By Christmas, 2014
Playscript: book & lyrics by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Outdoor, site-generic community reminiscence on railway stations
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Helen Newall & Matt Baker, August – October 2014
Performed on 40 railway stations over the North-West, including Piccadilly Station, St Pancras International, London.
Audiences: 20,000
Funded: Arts Council; Rail Consortia
Award: Cheshire West Community and Voluntary Arts Award, Performing Arts Category, 2015
Award: WW1 Commemoration Special Award, ACORP National Community Rail Awards, 2015.
Nominated: Marketing Cheshire Annual Awards, Tourism Experience or Event of the Year.
ACoRP Award
Chester Chronicle Review
Vimeo mini-documentary

Honour, 2014
A multimedia outdoor projection event: narrative sections by Helen Newall.
Commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of WW1: ‘an epic outdoor performance… a multi-discipline experience’. Quays Culture, Salford Quays, dir. Craig Morris
Funded: Arts Council England; AGMA; The Quays; MediaCityUK
Quays Culture past projects

The Chester Giants, 2012
A community opera: book & lyrics by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter with A Handbag of Harmonies, dir. Matt Baker, roman amphitheatre, Chester
Performed to 20,000 people at The Roodee and Tatton Park to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic Torch. Also performed as part of Chester Summer Music Festival’s BIG SING weekend, by 300 members of the local community.
Commissioned by A Handbag of Harmonies. Produced by Theatre in the Quarter.
Funded: Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts.

Across the World, 2012
Song: lyrics, Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter, BBC Music Nation
Performed by 10 choirs, 12 primary schools, Homegrown Dance Theatre, Chester Schools’ Concert Band, Chester the Giant City, and soloists Robert Clack and Sarra Cooper.
Performed at Chester’s Amphitheatre, as Chester’s contribution to Music Nation, a weekend of music around the UK, organised by the BBC and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the Cultural Olympiad.
Commissioned by A Handbag of Harmonies. Produced by Theatre in the Quarter.
Funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council, and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts.
Chester on the web

When the Waters Rise, 2012
Song: lyrics: Helen Newall; Music: Matt Baker
A Handbag of Harmonies, Tatton Park
Commissioned for gold medal winning Oxfam show garden, RHS Show Tatton Park.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p30SzFPgFZg

Star of Wonder, 2011, 2012
Playscript: book and lyrics, Helen Newall; music: Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Russ Tunney, NW tour; Showzam 2012 Festival of Circus, Magic and New Variety, Blackpool
Funded: Arts Council England; Cheshire Rural Touring; Lancashire Rural Touring

Forgotten Fortress, 2010
Playscript: book and lyrics, Helen Newall; music: Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Russ Tunney; Music Matt Baker, NW tour
Local history project, Community reminiscence, archaeology + ecology
Funded: Arts Council England; Cheshire Rural Touring; Commissioned and funded by: Habitats and Hillforts

A Jacobean Christmas
Playscript: book and lyrics, Helen Newall; music: Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Max Rubin; Music: Matt Baker, 2010
Hampton Court Palace, London
Funded: Arts Council England; commissioned and funded by: 2011 King James Bible Trust

James 2010
Playscript: book & lyrics by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Max Rubin, NW tour
Funded: Arts Council England; 2011 King James Bible Trust

Home For Christmas, 2009
Playscript: book & lyrics by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Russ Tunney, NW tour
Local history project, Community reminiscence, WWII
Funded: Arts Council England; Cheshire Rural Touring

A View From the Hill, 2009
Playscript: book & lyrics by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Frodsham and Helsby Primary Schools Consortium, Gifted and Talented, local history project and performance
Performed at The Brindley Arts Centre, West Cheshire,
Funded: Gifted and Talented.

Silent Night, 2008
Playscript: book and lyrics, Helen Newall; music: Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter, 2008, dir. Russ Tunney; NW Tour; 2014, dir. Emma Lucia, NW Tour
Funded: Arts Council England; Cheshire Rural Touring

Another Sun (War Trilogy part III), 2007
Playscript by Helen Newall & Russ Tunney; music: Matt Baker,
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, dir. Russ Tunney; National Tour
Funded by: Arts Council England, Hampshire County Council, University of Southampton, Southampton City Council.

Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow of Doom, 2007
Playscript.
Off the Ground Theatre Company, dir. Dan Meigh, NW tour + Eire

Twelve Days of Christmas, 2006
Playscript: book & lyrics by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter, Chester, dir. Gav Cross, Chester.
Funded: Arts Council England, Chester City Council.

Sweet Sixteen, 2006
Playscript: book & lyrics by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Max Rubin; music: Matt Baker, Chester Gateway Theatre
Youth Theatre + Community Reminiscence.
Funded: Arts Council England, Chester City Council.

Shoah (War Trilogy part II), 2005
Playscript by Helen Newall & Russ Tunney; music, Matt Baker,
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, dir. Russ Tunney; National tour.
Funded: Arts Council England, Hampshire County Council, University of Southampton, Southampton City Council.

Some Sunny Day, 2005
Playscript: book & lyrics by Helen Newall; music, Matt Baker
Youth Theatre + Community Reminiscence
Theatre in the Quarter, dir. Ally Cutler, Guild Hall, Chester
Funded: Arts Council England, Chester City Council

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