After seven months of lockdown, in October 2020, I was delighted to be able to write, direct and film The Interval. This short film was made on behalf of Capital Theatres, to help raise awareness for the difficulties faced by theatres during the current pandemic, and to highlight the very real threat of closure hanging over many iconic buildings such as Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre.
The film follows two box office operators, who are passing time between customers. They challenge each other with a game of ‘Fun Facts’ about the King’s…really though, it’s a chance for them to ruminate on their love for the theatre, and to mull over what life would be like if the place was to close.
We had an absolute blast filming this, and it was wonderful to play even a small part in helping draw attention to the importance of supporting the arts and venues like the King’s through this crisis so that live performance is there for us all to enjoy again when the time is right.
Many thanks to Capital Theatres for letting us put this together, and to Fraser Sivewright and Mirren Wilson for your brilliant performances!