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Storm Lantern – Autumn 2022

Grey background, text reads Storm Lantern. The word storm is in red and the word lantern is in white. Production shot showing Gisella and Sophie arguing







by Duncan Kidd

Storm Lantern toured 16 Edinburgh Schools 19 September – 7th October 2022  followed by a Public Performance on  Saturday 8th October 2022 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

It only takes one voice to resist. Caught by the Nazis distributing forbidden leaflets, Sophie Scholl is facing the guillotine. Only one route remains: confession and betrayal of everything she stood for… but will she take it? What would you be willing to die for?

The show was seen by 796 pupils during the tour.

Storm Lantern‘ was a very atmospheric play which featured superb acting that helped deliver a truly tense production. Despite having to adapt to the space of each school they visit, Strange Town’s set, which is a prison with cells divided by a split stage, making the scenes easy to follow. There is a brilliant use of levels with atmospheric minimalist lighting and costume which is at points used for symbolism. This is an effective and engaging production which we thoroughly enjoyed.” – Pupil from Queensferry High School

Reviews: Corr Blimey ****

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Photos: Andy Catlin Cover photo from 2019 schools tour of Dr Korczak’s Example


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