(between 20 to 35 minutes each)
For intermediate, higher intermediate and advanced students
For Secondary, High School and Adult learners
From 15 to 18 years + adults
Forty-Odd Days is an entertaining mini-series of seven episodes, based upon … well, us. It is a fictionalised comedy, that looks at the mad, ridiculous, silly, sometimes glorious things that can happen to a group of young actors, who are brought together to perform a series of plays throughout Europe; when that all just stops, and they find themselves in a lockdown for … Forty-Odd Days.
Forty-Odd Days is very loosely inspired from what happened when our actors were thrown into lockdown in March 2020, together with many of the ideas that were going to be used for our new play “Off-Stage” for the following October – which never happened as we couldn’t tour.
While Forty-Odd Days does not ignore the tragic side of this time, it is, above all, a comedy. We have a couple of possible love stories, some quarrels and arguments and a few truly ridiculous ideas that somehow work. There are also some tears, laughter, even some joy, as we watch Becca, Caz, Charlie, Lucas, Matt and Thomas get through their days trying, nearly always, to make the best of it.
Some events may be based on something true, heightened for comic effect, while most are just made up.
There are two ways to watch Forty-Odd Days: one is just for fun, watching it like any other series and, we hope, enjoying it, and the other is enjoying it, as well as working through the activity pack for each episode.
For lower-level students
For lower intermediate - intermediate students
For higher intermediate and advanced students
High School and Adults
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