The Ripple

The Ripple


Showing @ South Kiosk, 13-15 Sept. 12-6pm

PV 13 Sept, 6.30 - 9pm



‘The Ripple’ is a short film based around concepts of collective storytelling, mass hysteria and focuses on the incident in 2015 in which 40 children simultaneously became ill at Outwood Academy. 


Young actors, dancers and performers from Ripon and the local area took part in filming between the 9th and 14th of July at Ripon Ameuter Operatics Society. The choreography and movement was led by Rees Dance. The performances were filmed by Alex Culshaw and Wayne Sables, music by Benji Jeffrey. 


Over the past two months, a huge number of people have helped and been involved in the project and workshops prior to filming for which I can’t thank them enough.


Thank you 


To the 29 amazing actors: 

Tyreece Abdy, Lilly Aikman, Abigail Benson, Gabriel Balme, Emily Briscombe, Oliver Briscombe, Harry Cobley, James Cobley, Lucas Crichton, Holly Dunkley, Abbie Goodwin, Charlotte Goodwin, Thomas Hallam, Frankie Hewitt, Fraya Hewitt, Elanor Jones, Theo Kendrick, Nancy Manners, Leah Osborn, Tristan Paris, Michael Pearce, Carys Peedell, Nia Peedell, Ella Salden, Thomas Salvini, Alex Sanderson, Edith Scott, Natasha Stocks, Jack Wright. 


Rees Dance, Caroline Rees & Gavin Rees, Wayne Sables, Benji Jeffrey, Ripon Amateur Operatics Society & Ripon Youth Theatre, Linda Aikman, Jill Standish, Stuart Stocks  


Further thanks to: 

Susan Barnett, Sarah Butterfield, Curzon Ripon, Dorothy Culshaw, Dean Culshaw, Terry Fell, Fiona Henson, Keeley Kendall, Sheila McCudden, Dr Lisa Page, Tom Stanley, David Willetts, Upstage Academy, Amelia Urukalo, Royal College of Art, Ripon Grammar School, Outwood Academy.