A GLASGOW theatre company has partnered with a mental health charity to stage performances online during lockdown. 

In Motion Theatre Company has teamed up with the mental health charity See Me to stream performances by emerging talents online as theatres across Scotland remain shut due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Focussing on themes of loss, lockdown, identity and acceptance many of the performances draw on personal experiences of mental health problems and discrimination. 

A total of 14 artists took part in the initial stream of The Voice Behind the Picture on Tuesday, July 3 and a recording of the stream can be found here

Lisa Nicoll, Creative Director, In Motion Theatre Company, said: "The Voice Behind the Picture has been created to allow more truths to be told, even just a glance, a vulnerability that can keep us more connected as humans and not be afraid to speak our truth and have more voices heard without judgment and stigma.

"I have spent my life thinking the key to things is to be accepted by others. But it is accepting yourself and being able to fearlessly speak our truths with love and without judgement. It isn’t always easy but through The Voice Behind the Picture, more voices can be heard, more words can flow, rather than a world filled with images where we don’t really know what is being said.”

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Maeve Grindall, Social Support Movement Officer at See Me, said: “It is fascinating to see the ways in which the emerging writers involved with this project have interpreted the theme of The Voice Behind the Picture; some are funny, some are poignant, some are heart-breaking.

"Many are capturing a snapshot of the strange world of Covid-19 and lockdown, a situation that has created and exacerbated mental health challenges for many people."