Video extracts

The Gift

Children's Theatre Company Cahoots NI staged Charles Way's The Gift in March 2015 – a theatre experience like no other. Written by award-winning playwright Charles Way and directed by Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, The Gift was presented as part of the Belfast Children's Festival.

Playing from the Heart

This is a YouTube extract from Playing From the Heart – a film by Washington DC based Imagination Stage of the stage play Playing From the Heart by Charles Way. Running 70 minutes and featuring the original cast of Imagination Stage's blockbuster hit 2008 theatre production, this triumphant drama is inspired by the life of internationally acclaimed percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Evelyn begins having earaches at age 8, but even as her hearing worsens, her love of playing drums grows. Although she is eventually pronounced profoundly deaf, she excels in the school orchestra and, with unshakeable determination, applies and is accepted by the Royal Academy of Music. The story is a tribute to all kids, whatever their circumstances, who find the inner strength to overcome all obstacles and pursue their passions. For more information about Playing From the Heart follow this link.

Looking for Gretel (Missing)

Video extract of Theatr Iolo's 2009 production of Looking for Gretel (Missing), co-commissioned from Charles Way with Theater Consol in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Performances by Nick Hywell, Lucy Rivers, Caroline Bunce and John Norton. Directed by Kevin Lewis. For more information about Looking for Gretel (Missing) follow this link.


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