Dr Campbell Edinborough's digital play recommended in The Guardian

The View From Above, a new digital play developed and made on campus is listed in The Guardian’s best theatre to stream this month.

A new digital play by Dr Campbell Edinborough, Lecturer in Writing for Performance at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries has been recommended in The Guardian’s best theatre to stream this month.

The View From Above interrogates the racist and sexist tropes seen in post-9/11 TV and film.

The piece was made in collaboration with an international group of creative practitioners. It was directed by Charlie Cattrall, whose first feature Titus was nominated for two British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), winning the Human Rights Award at the Oaxaca Film Festival. The cast includes Kulvinder Ghir (Goodness Gracious Me; Bend It Like Beckham; Blinded by the Light) who was raised in Chapeltown, Leeds.

The play was developed as part of an Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practice grant. It explores the use of streaming technology in creating and sharing performance. It also forms part of a wider research project looking at developing anti-racist and decolonial strategies in creative writing.

The View From Above is running until the 18th of November. Book your ticket at the stage@leeds website. Tickets are ‘pay what you can’, with all proceeds going to the human rights organisation Reprieve.