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Sofa so good as theatre group handed Games role; MAGHULL Students in appeal for Olympics cash.

Byline: Nick Humphreys

A TRIO of film-making students are looking for help to raise funds to perform during the Olympic Games.

Three Sides Theatre, run by Carys Cooke, Chris Ward and Sarah Kay, is a new theatre company which provides a unique platform allowing members of the public to share their stories and memories.

Their work has been recognised by the London 2012 team, who have selected them to be Official Street Performers during the Games.

Carys, of Maghull, said: "It is an incredible opportunity, but it isn't going to be cheap.

"We need to raise over pounds 1,000 for the trip, and as full-time students, this isn't going to be easy."

Chris added: "Any donated money is really appreciated, but we completely understand that times are hard.

"If you'd like to help us out, watch our videos online, share them with friends and family and find us on Twitter."

The group call each project an experiment, simply because they don't know what is going to happen, the stories they hear and how it will be received from the public.

Their most iconic and recognised piece of work is called 'The Sofa Experiment', in which they pushed an old second-hand sofa bought from a recycling centre around the city centre, inviting people on for a chat.

Stories have ranged from what people are having for their tea, to heart-breaking stories of alcoholism.

Their videos have been viewed over 1700 times in over 50 countries.

If they manage to raise the funds in time, they will travel to London between August 8-10.

? For more information, visit www.threesidestheatre.webs.com, or to donate, visit www.indiegogo.com/threesidestheatre They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter by searching Three Sides Theatre.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 8, 2012
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