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07 Aug 2017 - 10 Aug 2017

Almeida Young Company presents

From the Ground Up

Tickets £11 
£5 to those aged 25 and under (limited to 2 per person) 

Shoreditch Town Hall

production information

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 

Dates & Tickets

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

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.

Cast & Creatives

Cudjoe Asare
Franziska Haberlach
Helena Joao Morais
John Livesy
Lauren Mcgarvey
Rihanna Morris
Samson Cox-Vinnell
Seren Oroszvary
Simeon Blake-Hall
Timothy Dennett

Director Christopher Elmer-Gorry
Writer Joeri Smet
Sound Designer Adrienne Quartly