Ospedale by Filament Theatre

Italian Hospital

In 2019, GOSH Arts commissioned Filament Theatre to create a piece to celebrate the opening of our new Sight and Sound Centre, in the former Italian Hospital building on Queens Square.

Drawing from research in the hospital records, with help from the archivist at the Order of St Vincent and St Paul and interviews with the local Italian community as well as Great Ormond Street staff currently working in the specialisms of Sight and Sound, Ospedale celebrates the past and future of this wonderful building. Watch the premier performance of Ospedale below.

You can read more about Filament's research in the attached Italian Hospital Leaflet.

Filament have also created three colouring sheets with the illustrations used in the film.

Part funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Watch Ospedale

Songs from the complete work

We also have three songs from the complete work 1900, 1915 and 2021 available to view below. Composed by Osnat Schmool, sung by Jonathan Andrew Hume, Sandra Marvin, Osnat, Christopher Staines and Freya Wynn-Jones, the film has been illustrated by Alison Hartley with music production by Tom Stone.

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