Things We Broke During Lockdown – A Creative Response to Quarantine

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Earlier this year, Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre asked for details of the things you broke during lockdown. We heard from those who smashed and trashed objects, those who broke bones and hearts and homes. We were told of losses and longings, shattered perceptions, fragmented routines and broken communication.

It seemed life was torn asunder: before and after lockdown, before and after Covid-19.

As we journey into Lockdown 2.0, now seems the perfect time to share the first in a series of our creative interpretations of your stories. We will release more videos over the coming weeks. You can expect sketches, poems, snippets and insights and silliness, poetic monologues and even a few out-takes!

In these times of change and challenge, we hope these creative offerings move and entertain you. We invite you to share the videos far and wide. Please like our YouTube channel and subscribe to it, to be notified of new releases.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who shared their stories (and confessions!) with us. It really was a gift to hear about the little and big breaks that happened in quarantine. We are also very grateful to The National Heritage Lottery Fund for the emergency funding we received which enabled us to purchase the technical kit needed to bring the work to life.

Valise Noire are currently commissioned artists for BEAF 2021, where we will be sharing our new-writing heritage-influenced piece ‘Women of Words Dorset’.

And so, without further ado, Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre brings you:

Things We Broke During Lockdown: #1 No More Juicing


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