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For their first company foray into the outdoors, The Lost Boys pay homage to two of their early cinema heroes, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, who formed the United Artists Studio alongside Mary Pickford and DW Griffith. A co-production with Sinfonia Viva and Derby Quad sees the Lost Boys in silent film action as they recreate and update two epic action scenes from the dawn of Hollywood.

  • Lost Boys Devised

  • Outdoor Performance

  • Interactive

Looking Back

Funded and featured as part of the Igniting Ambitions and Cultural Olympiad in 2012, The Lost Boys worked with Sinfonia Viva and Derby Quad to create a movie, music and sport inspired mash-up for outdoor theatre performance. We focused on the Silent movie era and utilised the boxing match in Chaplin's City Lights and the incredible derring-do stunts of Douglas Fairbanks in The Black Pirate. We had a multi-platformed rig built in the city centre and choreographed the fights and slapstick sequences with original music from a Sinfonia Viva quartet. This production was then subsequently seen at Feste, Mintfest and the Derby Arena opening.

City Lights

The Black Pirate