Open Theatre stream a series of silent short films devised with participants

If you’re looking for something light-hearted to watch this weekend, then look no further than the latest web stream from our friends at Open Theatre.

Streaming from 2.30pm today (Saturday 25 July), Cops and Robbers (and other silent films) is a series of short films created by young theatre-makers with learning disabilities from across Birmingham and Coventry.

The title film, Cops and Robbers, was created at the Belgrade Theatre as part of a devising and film-making project, The Silent Treatment. Run by Open Theatre in partnership with Told by an Idiot, the project invited young people from the West Midlands to learn skills in silent cinema and slapstick techniques through a series of workshops at the Belgrade last year. The group then worked together to develop their own short film, shot at the Belgrade and other Coventry locations. The film was directed by Stephen Harper, and filmed and edited for Film City by Adam Robertson.