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Touchy: Watch Now on YouTube and IGTV

20 Stories High, in association with Unity Theatre
present:

TOUCHY

An online film series
Commissioned by: Wellcome Collection
Supported by: John Ellermann Foundation 



Five short films. Five unique stories. Five reasons to watch.

A mash up of theatre and music video – interweaving beats, drama, poetry, animation, visuals and original music. We follow the journey of six characters as they navigate their way through the tactile highs and lows of young adulthood.


The Stories

#1: Jemell’s Story

Blends Hip-Hop and storytelling to tell the story of a young Black lad living with undiagnosed autism.

Performed by Mal Lidgett

Thursday 13th May // 7pm

Content Warning: Jemell’s story contains themes of racism, mental health and substance abuse.
Also contains strong language and the use of the “N” word.
Age Guidance: 13 plus

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#2: Jazz’s Story

A tender and uplifting R’n’B love story exploring public displays of affection in a same sex relationship.

Performed by Faye Donna Francis

Thursday 20th May // 7pm

Age Guidance: 13 plus

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#3: Ella and Ste’s Story

Investigates consent, with a story that explores the conflicting recollections of an intimate moment from many moons ago.

Performed by Izzy Campbell and Pari Richards

Thursday 27th May // 7pm

Age guidance: 13 plus

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#4: Sophie’s Story

Explores how a young woman renegotiates her relationship with her Grandad Kojo during lockdown.

Performed by Anita Welsh

Thursday 10th June // 7pm

Age guidance: 13 plus

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#5: Max’s Story

A young trans guy guides us through his discoveries around social touch with a funny and heart-warming animation.

Performed by James Cast

Thursday 17th June // 7pm

Age guidance: 13 plus

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Co-created by 20 Stories High with a multi-talented collection of rappers, singers’ actors, poets, beatmakers, writers, visual artists, animators. Touchy offers a unique exploration in the world of touch.

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Photos by Wesley Storey (Please note that these photos were taken in 2019 before any of the Covid-19 social distancing restrictions were introduced)