The Pied Piper of Quorn – a short film of a local story

The Pied Piper of Quorn is a short film made in collaboration with director Andrew McWilliam and young people from Frenzy Youth Theatre in this Charnwood village. In 1915 schoolchildren at Quorn School staged a production of ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin.’ The film intends to convey a dual meaning; young people being led away and the call for young soldiers to war. The film was shot in Quorn, close to the site of the school in 1915. The cast, comprised of young people from Charnwood, connected with the historical context provided during the filming schedule.

Visual elements juxtaposing: drama, movement and stock photographs form a symbolic and impactful short film. A music student from Loughborough College created an original music score. The film, available to watch through the link below, is intended to be an accessible and engaging tool for teachers and educators to introduce topics about young people and their role during the First World War.

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