Mirror, Mirror OFF THE WALL

‘Mirror, mirror on the wall – does this selfie make my nose look big?’ Your favourite fairytales in disguise, this ‘once upon a time’ is happening right now. Pretty can be ugly; can evil be good? Don’t count on Prince Charming™ to whisk you away on his gallant steed: these princesses aren’t all white as snow and rosy-lipped, and they don’t always care about being the fairest. The whispered secrets in your childhood stories are coming out to play in the modern day. This could be love at first sight – will you swipe right?

(Text from Camdram)

Lydia Johnston

We are the fairytellers.
We are the storysayers.
We are the truthweavers.
We are the dreamspeakers.

Helen Jennings

Why take our thousand words and hundreds
more when we can show you a depiction.
The screen has taken fact and made it fiction.

Helen Jennings

Once upon a time
in the magical world of Instagram
lived a beautiful young girl.

Helen Jennings

I will be the fairest On this one condition.
When you read me stories about the princesses
Was this what you had in mind?

Daniel Grimston

Initiating story.
Calibrating virtue.
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Daniel Grimston

I am someone
who is not afraid of their own reflection.
I have no secrets from myself.

Anna Moody

Smash the mirror off the wall!

Lydia Johnston, Daniel Grimston, Anna Moody and Helen Jennings

Mirror, mirror, piece by piece – the story’s told – the picture’s complete.

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Cast
Narrator 1 – Helen Jennings
Narrator 2 – Daniel Grimston
Narrator 3 – Anna Moody
Narrator 4 – Lydia Johnston

Production Team
Director, Writer – Eloise Poulton
Musical Director – Jago Thornton
Producer – Hannah Moss
Photographer – Johannes Hjorth

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