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Past Projects: Community

Our community projects aim to bring together people who live and work in the Islington area to create and enjoy theatre. Find out ways you could get involved with our upcoming projects on our Community page or email

Explore past community projects below.

24 (Day): The Measure of My Dreams

Thu 3 – Sat 5 Aug 2023

Directed by Jack Nurse, Annie Jenkins’ 24 (Day) is the first in a trilogy of plays bringing together local artists, community performers and professional creatives to explore what it means to live, work, love, pray, celebrate and mourn in Islington.

The Key Workers Cycle

Wed 9 – Sat 12 Mar 2022

The Key Workers Cycle was a collection of new plays by Francesca Beard, Sonali Bhattacharyya, Josh Elliott, Annie Jenkins, Eno Mfon, Nessah Muthy, Danusia Samal, Yomi Ṣode and Molly Taylor that celebrate the stories of those who keep our daily lives running, performed by professional actors, local community participants and real-life key workers. Produced in partnership with All Change, Clean Break and Graeae.

The Wave Community Response Project

Sat 13 – Tue 23 Jul 2019

In connection with the 2019 Almeida Young Company performance of The Wave, we invited community members to create a short response performance. The participants worked with Jess Latowicki and Tim Cowbury, from Made In China Theatre.


Sun 30 Sep – Mon 1 Oct 2018

Shuffle was a devised piece, exploring the effect of music, song and dance with members of the community. It had the theme of power, both personal and collective, inspired by Dance Nation. It was directed and devised by Dani Parr, Simon Carroll- Jones and Jordana Golbourn and was composed by Suzy Davies


Mon 14 – Tue 15 Nov 2016

Responding to Ella Hickson’s play Oil, and created from a series of workshops with women aged 17 to 97, 2066 explored the relationship between mothers and daughters. It was written by Sonali Bhattacharyya and directed by Dani Parr. It was performed by Sophie Melville and Sarah Goddard.

Projects with Arsenal and the Community

We worked on two projects with Arsenal in the Community, one that responded to Leo Butler’s play Boy in 2016 and the other to Christopher Shinn’s play, Against in 2017.

The first project, Play On, was a writing project, where Leo Butler, Steven Camden, Charlotte Josephine and Somalia Seaton worked with young people from Arsenal in the Community to write and create plays which were performed by professional actors on the Almeida stage. Some of the writing was also performed and filmed by the professional footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The second project Against All Odds was directed by Beth Shouler and written by Charlotte Josephine. This project was performed by Alex Austin and Zainab Hasan with young actors from Arsenal in the Community. The workshops were led by Alex Brown, Emma Dennis Edwards, Paul Edwards, Charlotte Josephine and Deanna Rodger.