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Pilot Theatre

Pilot Theatre is a multi-platform theatre organisation, delivering critically acclaimed work regionally, nationally and internationally. They aim to inspire creativity and new ways of thinking with a specific remit of delivering work for, by and with young people. Pilot are strategic leaders in the field of digital networks and innovators in the delivery and distribution of work.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £327,500
  • 2013-2014: £335,360
  • 2014-2015: £344,079

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Kristin Alford

Shift Happens V - 2013 An Archaeology of the future.

Howard Rheingold

Shift Happens V - 2013

Julia Unwin

Talking at Shift Happens V - 2013

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Blood + Chocolate - The Web Stream

The full performance of Pilot Theatre, Slung Low and York Theatre Royal's production of Blood + Chocolate as streamed on October 17th 2013. Now Captioned.

Blood + Chocolate - The Webstream Trailer

Join us for the Webstream of the epic production of Blood + Chocolate on Thursday 17th October 2013 from 6.30pm local time.

The Producer - Blood + Chocolate

Liam Evans-Ford explains what Blood + Chocolate is and what his role as Producer means.

The Writer - Blood + Chocolate

Award winning writer, Mike Kenny talks about his role as a Writer for Blood + Chocolate

The Associate Director - Blood + Chocolate

Tom Bellerby talks about his role as Associate Director for Blood + Chocolate

The Director - Blood + Chocolate

Director Alan Lane from Slung Low talks about directing this epic production of Blood + Chocolate.

Costume Department - Blood + Chocolate

Sian Thomas - Wardrobe Supervisor explains about her role within the production.

Look North Blood + Chocolate feature

Feature of Blood + Chocolate on BBC Look North aired on 13th September 2013.

Factory to Front - Blood + Chocolate

Created as part of the @work Blood and Chocolate Online Schools Resources by Anna Henley, Sophie Herring, Sophie Woodward, Becky Darley With Thanks to: Sophie Jewett, Richard Pollitt, Alex Hutchinson, Helen Cadbury, The Borthwick Institute for Archives, Pilot Theatre, Ben Bason. Special Thanks to YSTV

Kate Russell

Kate Russell talks about crowd funding.

Matt Mason

Matt Mason talks about how BitTorrent is changing its philosophy to create a new way of sharing and distributing data.

Jenny Sealey - Shift Happens V

Warning: Strong language used from the start.

Clocking In - Real life stories of those who worked in the York chocolate factories

This show was originally performed in the York Cocoa House from 25th - 29th June 2013. It was produced by Pilot Theatre in Partnership with York University, Script Yorkshire ad York Cocoa House.

Pilot Live 18th June

On this weeks Pilot Live - We talk to Katie Posner about directing Clocking In - Life in a Chocolate City. Performances form the 25th - 29th June at York Cocoa House. We also talk to Marcus Romer about all things Pilot Theatre.

The story of the York Chocolate Tin

Sophie Jewett from York Cocoa House talks to Pilot Theatre's Tom Bellerby about the Chocolate tins that were sent from the Lord mayor and Sheriff of York to all the York soldiers during the First World War. We see a surviving tin with its chocolate and find out how the tin survived and about the person it was sent to.

pilot live 11th june

Tune in to Pilot Live to get the lowdown on the amazing Blood + Chocolate production in York. With a community cast of hundreds this production uses the back drop of the York streets to set the scene. The next episode will be streamed live on 18th June at 7.30pm local time.

Clocking In

Enjoy a hot chocolate whilst we take you inside York's chocolate factories to explore what it was like to work in York's biggest industry. From the production line to the boardroom, using new interviews this documentary play celebrates the hidden stories of York's chocolate past and present. Staged within York Cocoa House, where the art of chocolate-making continues to thrive, this will be a special event - one not to miss. Directed by Katie Posner. Edited by Tom Cantrell from material by Script Yorkshire members and theatre students at the University of York. All tickets £7 (Including hot chocolate) Tickets can be booked at York Cocoa House, on 01904 635 755 or by going to Performances 25th-29th June. 7pm and 8.30pm shows each evening. All audience members will need to meet at York Theatre Royal Clocking In forms part of the wider Blood + Chocolate project which sees a Citywide adventure come to the streets of York 3rd-20th October, 2013.

Shift Happens V - Trailer 2 Shift Happens V - Mon 8th July 2013 Be inspired. Be challenged. Get Involved. Book now.

Shift Happens V - Trailer 1 Shift Happens V - Mon 8th July 2013 Be inspired. Be challenged. Get Involved. Book now.

Running on the Cracks trailer #ROTC Run. Keep running. You're doing the right thing. Lay low. Head down. Don't look back. Just keep running. And whatever you do, don't tread on the cracks. Leonora Watts-Chan, Leo to her friends, world has been turned upside down. Her parents are gone and her bird-loving uncle is getting too close for comfort. She is only sure of one thing, she must get out. In a desperate bid to find the Grandparents she never knew, Leo jumps on a train to Glasgow, penniless and stealing food to survive. A nationwide hunt for her begins. Will she track down her grandparents, or will her uncle get to her first?

Blood + Chocolate trailer #YorkChoc Pilot Theatre, SlungLow and York Theatre Royal collaborate for the first time to bring the modern city of York to life with the stories of the workers and owners of the chocolate factories alongside those young men who gave their lives to defend the homeland. Audiences will have a unique, intimate experience as they follow the story through the streets of York, watching the events unfold in and around some of York's landmark buildings whilst listening in to the characters' conversations and seeing the events unfold. Theatre as you have never seen, or heard it before.

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Production Office C/O York Theatre Royal
St Leonards Place

53.961472, -1.08336

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