A Lancaster-based theatre company took the lead in keeping people entertained during lockdown.
Imitating the dog were one of just 25 arts organisations nationally, and the only one in Lancashire, to win a prestigious national BBC Arts and Arts Council England (ACE) commission as part of the Culture In Quarantine initiative.
The commission will receive production and editorial support from digital agency, The Space, and will run across BBC platforms, bringing the arts to UK homes despite venue closures, social distancing, and lockdowns.
The company, who are based at The Storey in Lancaster but work nationally and internationally, created Airlock during the lockdown, an ingenious live-action graphic novel, due to be broadcast between July and October.
Produced as three short episodes from the company’s own homes, Airlock features a story of romance, a noir detective tale and a post-apocalyptic thriller.
‘Airlock creatively interacts with the video and audio conferencing platforms that many of us have been using during the Covid-19 crisis and explores the themes of isolation, despair and hope,’ said Andrew Quick, co-artistic director of imitating the dog, an ACE National Portfolio Organisation.
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