Platform 11+ International Festival (2011)

A week of performances, play readings and workshops from countries including Italy and Estonia together with performances from young people in York.


11 – 21 May

What Light  by Pilot Theatre & Elsinor Theatre, Milan

A new play by Richard Hurford and Giuditta Mingucci.


20 May

What Goes Up by Manor School


25 May

Performance by Canon Lee School


24 – 25 May
Help! by VAT Theatre, Estonia & Budapest Kolibri Theatre

This play tells a story about a 14-year old Estonian boy and a 12-year old Hungarian girl. They meet in an international youth camp in Finland during a cold winter with heavy snow. Together with other young people in the camp they decide to have a snowmobile race. A girl and a boy on one snowmobile get lost in a dark forest. The motor dies. It is a dark and cold night. They find a cottage. They have to survive because there is no help to be expected in this snow storm. It is a story about survival, reconciliation and finding one another.


26 May

Dami by Don Valley School

Hush by Joseph Rowntree School


27 – 28 May

The Paperteller by Elsinor Teatro, Italy

Fantastic stories told with paper, stories about paper, paper that becomes stories in the hands of the actor, the Paperteller.



A collaboration between VAT Theatre, Estonia and Budapest Kolibri Theatre, and it is part of European theatre project Platform 11+.

Written by Aare Toikka & Peter Horvath

Directed by Margo Teder & Aare Toikka

Designed by Inga Vares

Sound designed by Janoš Novak (Hungary)


Marilyn Jurman

Meelis Põdersoo


The Paperteller

By Elsinor Teatro, Milan Italy

Written & performed by Giuditta Mingucci


What Goes Up

Written & performed by Manor School pupils

Canon Lee School

Directed by Julian Ollive

Performed by pupils



Directed by Shona Lewis

Performed by pupils of Joseph Rowntree School

Don Valley School

Directed by Pete Whelan

Performed by pupils