SFS

poster smallSUMMER FILM SCHOOL is a project for young people produced in partnership between FOUR OF SWORDS, EXETER PHOENIX and Exeter-based film production company COLOURBURN.

The film school took twenty-odd 10-13 year olds and worked intensively with them over the course of a week, guiding them through each stage of the film-making process: from script-writing to set-building and costume-design, through to acting and filming, and taking in a bit of animation and shadow-puppetry along the way. The project took place at POLTIMORE HOUSE, and as always we are indebted to their hospitality, their flexibility, and their keenness to accommodate!

The resultant movie, entitled BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE POLTIMORE is now available online for your perusal and delectation – see below, or scroll down for some wonderful photos by Elliot Butler.

SFS2016 has been confirmed as going ahead. Details on booking will be released as soon as we have them. You might like to sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out! Contact phil@four-of-swords.com

Photos by Elliot Butler:

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CURRENT SHOWS

After an hiatus of almost a year, FOUR OF SWORDS is back with a vengeance, and supremely excited to be taking an epic but dastardly Ancient Greek double bill on the road! JASON & MEDEA and runs from 25th October through most of November, and takes in Weston-super-Mare, Cleeve Abbey and Beer Quarry Caves.

The first part, JASON & THE ARGONAUTS, is for all ages: a reprisal of FOUR OF SWORDS’ fun-filled adventure which wowed audiences two years ago with carefully choreographed fights and an exciting taiko drumming soundtrack. The show has been updated with film projections produced in collaboration with theatre legends Forkbeard Fantasy.

Second on the bill is MEDEA. Although a continuation of the same story, both plays can be viewed separately. Just as well really, seeing as MEDEA is dark and terrifying and not for very young children nor the faint of heart. Freely adapted from the Greek masterpiece by Euripides, it promises to enchant and terrify through gut-wrenching performances, spine-tingling choral singing, innovative film projection and a finale featuring the chariot of the Sun-god himself.

The venues are Theatre Tropicana in Weston, English Heritage’s Cleeve Abbey, and Beer Quarry Caves near Seaton. We are thrilled to be taking the Four of Swords experience to two brand new venues, as well as revisiting the caves in Beer.

As with all FOUR OF SWORDS shows, places are limited and early booking is advised. Audience members will be on their feet for most of the 75 minute run time of each play, so comfortable footwear is a must. Wrapping up warm is also advisable! And in Beer and Cleeve, a torch to guide you back safely to your car at the end of the night might also be a good idea.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

FULL LIST OF DATES & VENUES

JASON & THE ARGONAUTS – 25th-28th October 2pm matinée – Theatre Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare

MEDEA – 25th-28th October 7.30pm – Theatre Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare

MEDEA – 1st-4th November 7pm & 9pm – Beer Quarry Caves, Beer nr Seaton

MEDEA – 9th-11th November 7pm & 9pm – Cleeve Abbey, Washford nr Watchet

Photos by Matt Austin: