In a Leeds of the future, society is divided between Queen Bear’s loyalists and Galahad’s radicals.
Avalon, a young woman on a dangerous mission to recover a precious relic and prevent it from being destroyed, is determined to remain neutral to either force.
The film features 100 members of the local Leeds community, alongside a cast of invited actors: Bradford’s Riana Duce (The D-Road, Claybody Theatre), Angus Imrie (Fleabag, The Boy Who Would Be King, The Hollow Crown, Emma, and The Archers), Katie Eldred (Hunger, Arcola Theatre).
Filming took place in late January at various locations: Slung Low’s base, The Holbeck Social Club and at Holbeck Cemetery, Leeds Central Library and Leeds Town Hall.
Brett Chapman directs screenwriter James Phillips‘ future dystopia, which began in The White Whale at Leeds Dock in 2013, continued in 2014 with Camelot, a Slung Low and Sheffield Theatres outdoor co-production and was last seen as a centrepiece of Hull, UK City of Culture 2017’s performance programme and on the BBC with the epic Flood.
Leeds People’s Theatre, created by Slung Low, will have communities in Leeds at its heart, and will be dedicated to large-scale professional arts projects. Community participation offers the opportunity to learn, gain more experience or simply to take part. The Good Book is just the first of a series of planned projects.
The Good Book, which is supported by Leeds City Council, Leeds 2023, Arts Council and Leeds People’s Theatre will be available to stream online for free from 12pm on Friday 1st May.
Photographs provided by Slung Low.