2015 Projects
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This was the first year of Quick Flicks and the first in which we "went it alone" without the partnership with Rising Stars drama school. Three monologues were supplied by Ashby Writers' Club and we wrote one ourselves. We also collaborated on a fifth monologue with Dave Steward of The Venture Theatre.

In addition to drama, we continued our tradition of producing documentaries with a short film about the history of one of Ashby's prominent ironmongers, Holdrens, and we made a record of the fields and paths of Money Hill in anticipation of a new housing estate being built over them.

 

Bessie's Story

This monologue is the true story of the murder of John Johnson, the steward of the 4th Earl Ferrers. The Earl shot and fatally wounded Johnson which led to him being the last English peer to be hanged. Written by David Bell, the story is told by Bessie, one of the maids who witnessed the events and was called to give evidence at the trial.


A Walk Around Money Hill

Money Hill was an area of farmland on the outskirts of Ashby de la Zouch which got its name when a hoard of Roman coins were found during the 19th century. When we heard that plans had been passed to build a huge housing estate over the fields and paths, we took a walk, filming as we went, so that future generations would be able to see what it had once looked like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holdrens and Hallmark

Holdrens were one of two famous ironmongery shops in Ashby de la Zouch. Their history goes back to the 19th century. During the later part of the 20th century they moved out of the centre of town and became Hallmark Tractors, supplying local farms with machinery and other agricultural products. When we heard that they were about to close down and become a trampoline centre, we made this film.

We Never Went Short

This monologue was based on an interview carried out with a woman who had grown up in the 1930s and 40s in The Crescent, adjascent to Moira Furnace. We used the information about her life, and the people she described who had lived in the furnace cottages, to create this dramatic piece with a surprising twist at the end!

Comedy at Pudding Bag Productions

Although we are primarily a heritage group making history films, we sometimes venture into the field of comedy in order to give our annual film show "Quick Flicks" a lighter feel and a wider appeal. In this first year of Quick Flicks, we produced two comedy monologues.

Ada was written by Helen Bralesford

Looking for Love was written by Kate Mallinder

 

 

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