Fusing movement and words with a moving and atmospheric sound track from Simon McCorry, Freefall is artistically ambitious and emotionally engaging. Kirsty Jackson plays Jas, and is extraordinary in this one woman piece telling the story of Jas, a Vlogger and young adult carer aged 16, reflecting on her life.
The project aims to find 'hidden' young carers. Theatre can be an effective medium with the ability to affect and move in a way that other approaches may not. Freefall is determined to celebrate the heroism of these extraordinary young people, a secret army who the state chooses to ignore.
Choreographed by Helen Parlor and written by Anna Reynolds Freefall is a powerful and moving piece of contemporary theatre that has toured nationally and regionally. It will tour again in 2018.Play Trailer
Set on Hayling Island, Hidden is an adaptation of Miriam Halahmy's novel by playwright Vicki Donoghue. An intense new play set over 24 hours in the life of white British schoolgirl Alix and her classmate Iraqi refugee Samir, the play tells the story of their dilemma when faced with the prospect of saving illegally trafficked asylum seeker Mohammed on Hayling Island.
Touring to young audiences in the autumn of 2018 for year groups 6 to 9. Working with venues and schools in the south east.
Funded by Arts Council and House Theatre.
We have also received the kind support and investment of:
The Journeys Festival
Portsmouth Cultural Trust
Currently developing the play with our friends at:
The Spring in Havant
The Quaterhouse in Folkestone
Tiny Treasures was produced by Theatre Hullabaloo and the Young Carers Revolution of York and toured to primary schools in the north east of England. It was recently adjudged to be one of the top 50 plays for young audiences.
With Theatre Is… Master Juba
Produced in collaboration with Greenwich and Lewisham Young Peoples Theatre, Master Juba toured to theatres in London and the greater south east. Written by Dr Michael McMillan it told the story of William Henry Lane, a historical character that Michael had found in the process of his research with regards the history of slavery.
William Henry Lane Aka Master Juba is seen as the originator of Tap Dance. As a freed slave living in New York, he was influenced by West African dance and Irish dance. We combined the dance with animation created by students from the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire with spoken work, creating a visceral, political and challenging piece for young audiences.Play Trailer
With Pursued by a Bear… All Fall Away
In 2004 in collaboration with Theatre 503 and Tanya Franks Company Stock-pot Productions we produced Said Sayrafiezadeh extraordinarily poetic script to critical acclaim. Working with acclaimed cellist Simon McCorry, South Korean puppeteer Seong Kyun Yoo and visual artist Andy Burgess this powerful and ambitious piece extended its run and filled out London’s most vibrant fringe venue.Play Trailer