Almeida Young Company presents
£5 to those aged 25 and under (limited to 2 per person)
Do you let people influence you? Would you fight for peace? Is who you are determined by where you live? Is race important? From the Ground Up is a thrilling and provocative interactive show that unites and divides the audience through a series of challenging questions, stories and dilemmas, both political and personal. When faced with a difficult choice that can define you, will you step right or will you step left? Created by a group of 16-to 25-year-olds, written by Joeri Smet (Ontroerend Goed) and directed by Christopher Elmer-Gorry.
Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall
Photographs by Peter Schiazza
Mon 7 - Thurs 10 Aug
This production will also be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 14 - 27 Aug
We ask that anyone with any Access needs contact the venue before booking tickets on 020 7739 6176 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For Access information about Shoreditch Town Hall please click here.
Joeri Smet is a writer, performer, dramaturge and one of the founding members of Ontroerend Goed. At 16, he joined what was then still a poetry collective and with his companions he turned the group into a full-blown theatre company. He performed in and co-created the Porror-trilogy (2001-2003) , Audience (2010), A History of Everything (2012), The Smile Off Your Face (2004), Internal (2007) and A Game of You (2011) and co-wrote World Without Us (2016) and £¥€$ (2017). Apart from his work with Ontroerend Goed, Joeri also gave workshops with young performers in Unicorn Theatre and Almeida Theatre in London.
This production takes place at Shoreditch Town Hall, EC1V 9LT. Please note that From the Ground Up is an interactive performance in which audience members move about the space and features loud bangs and latex balloons.
The running time is approximately 1 hour with no interval. Latecomers will not be admitted.
Helena Joao Morais
Writer Joeri Smet
Director Christopher Elmer-Gorry
Sound Designer Adrienne Quartly
Lighting Designer James Delamere
Producer Ross Crosby
Company Stage Manager Osnat Koblenz