Dionysos: Music, Live Art & Celebration
Tickets £7 (£5 concs)
Labyrinth is the culmination of a unique series of workshops developing young artists, supported by Almeida creatives and producers as part of the Almeida's continued commitment to promoting young talent in London. Over 100 young people have received workshops from artists including Directors Rupert Goold, Sacha Wares, Ellen McDougall and Alex Brown. Writers Tim Crouch, Rachel Delahey, Natalie Mitchell and Roz Wyllie. Stage Managers Graham Michael, Jon Armstrong and Jess Banks. They have also received continued mentoring from the Almeida Projects team over the past three months.
From these workshops a selection of five new short plays have been created inspired by the Greek cannon and look at themes such as family, friendship, love, death and social media. All five plays have been written, performed, directed, stage managed and produced by talented Young Friends of the Almeida and performed at the Almeida Theatre.
Labyrinth has been developed and produced by the Young Friends of the Almeida Creative Board http://www.almeida.co.uk/creativeboard
Sun 9 Aug 2pm & 6pm
Recommended age guidance: 14+
Those We Exile
Writer Oliver George Clark
Direction Amy Daniels
Stage Managed Aislinn Jackson
Performed Alex Defert, Grant Leat, Simon Stache
A short play set in an unknown barren wasteland, the Master has been banished for committing an unknown act to a sheep, the Servant remains loyal and comforts his lord as best he can. Suddenly the notion of equality is on the table and the tables turn - comedy ensues.
Writer Eleanor Tindall
Direction Emily Louizou
Stage Managed Ilona Kotz
Performed: Francesca Baker, Patrick Cavendish, Tom Grace, Helen Pickard, Evelyn Lockley, Sophie Lucraft-Mee, Eleanor Robinson, Rebecca Tubridy
Gingerbread is a contemporary take on the Philomela myth. It is a story about sisterhood, the imporatnce of female relationships and what happens when women are silenced.
Writer Calum Lynn
Direction Charley Fone
Stage Managed Natasha Holdoway
Performed Adrianna Beadie, Marc Brondon, Drou Constantinou, Léa Jackson, Jamie Spindlove
How are you feeling? In yourself? Your head? Your ears? What can you hear? Blyth is speaking. Robin is listening.
Writer Kirsty Smith
Direction Tamar Saphra
Stage Managed Mia Lewis
Performed Alex Defert, Freddy Gaffney, Patricia Gibbons, Jo Hill, Shannon Mulvey, Sarah Ogufere, Soony Poontip, Natalie Robbie
What if social media itself could speak? What does your social network think of you? Not the living, breathing people who make it, but the actual components inside it? What judgement would Facebook make of you? Instagram? Twitter?
Writer Isabel Brodie
Direction Ryan Duncan Wilson
Stage Managed Zhe Cui
Performed Ava Pickett
Shards is a monologue from the voice of a young woman - Grace - who battles with the overwhelming feeling of powerlessness in society. It also draws on influences from Oresteia in its exploration of justice and revenge.