The Almeida Theatre in partnership with Arsenal in the Community and Islington Borough Council present Against All Odds, a summer-long writing and performance project written by Charlotte Josephine and the project participants and directed by Beth Shouler.
A team of playwrights and directors have been working with 80 young people and adults involved in Arsenal in the Community's programmes, to create theatre in response to Christopher Shinn’s Against through a series of workshops which will be performed on the set of the play by professional actors and community performers who helped shape the work. Participants will be involved in all aspects of the performance day including, backstage and front of house.
The creative team includes director Alex Brown, writer Emma Dennis-Edwards, director Paul Edwards, writer Charlotte Josephine, poet Deanna Rodger and director Beth Shouler.
Against All Odds is supported by The Arsenal Foundation and is performed in conjunction with Islington Borough Council’s Crossing the Threshold project, a pilot 12 month initiative engaging Islington council estate residents in a range of high quality arts activities.
Fri 25 Aug
Tickets are free and can be booked in advance.
For the Almeida: My City; Encourage the Others; Telling Tales.
Theatre includes: Primetime; Yen; Pigeons (Royal Court); Fury (Soho Theatre); Barbarians (Young Vic); Skriker (Royal Exchange Manchester); Henry V; Nutcracker; The Man with the Incredibly Smelly Foot; How to think the Unthinkable (Unicorn); Idomeneus (Gate).
Television includes: Liar; Humans 2; Sherlock; The Interceptor; The Musketeers; New Tricks; Holby City; Misfits.
Film includes: A Moving Image; The Hooligan Factory; Legacy; The World’s End; Christmas Candle; The Sweeney; Undefeated.
Radio includes: Tales Of The City; The Life And Loves Of A She Devil; Homefront; Moby Dick; Hombre; The 33; Tender Is The Night; The Long Goodbye; The Great Gatsby; Revolutionary Road.
Writer Charlotte Josephine and Against All Odds participants
Director Beth Shouler