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The Act (scratch) 

21 & 22 July 2017, The Yard Theatre

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The Act


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Act (scratch) 

21 & 22 July 2017, The Yard Theatre

Originally developed as A Few Mississippis, part of Assembly 2017

An experimental new scratch play for the Yard Theatre's First Drafts Festival.

The Act is about love between teenagers. It’s about the way things look and the way things feel. And the difference. It is excruciating anticipation. It is awkward, funny, uncertain, experimental, terrifying.

It could be amazing. It might all go wrong.


21 & 22 July 2017, The Yard Theatre
7:30pm

Tickets £5
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First Drafts
For six years, The Yard’s mission has been to invest in brave and bold new ideas from the writing and performance world. First Drafts will see over twenty artists perform new ideas in front of an audience for the first time.

The festival is a space to test new ideas from artists, combining the worlds of performance and script-based practices. It’s a festival of untested ideas. It’s a risk. And frankly, it could go either way. But it’s our job to take these risks. It’s also our job to invite you to take these risks with us.

Created and performed by Bethany Timson, Chelsea Green, Delilah Sykes, Doyin Ajiboye, Ellie Benmore, KJ Gomez-Danso, Michael Adewale, Pia Richards-Glockner, Syntyche Tongomo, Tyrel Phan and Yaamin Chowdhury.

Created with
James Blakey (Director) and Charlie Damigos (Designer)

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Boat


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most recent:

Boat

Boat


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most recent:

Boat

5 - 8 April 2-17, Battersea Arts Centre | Original Scratch performance February 2016

It’s easy to spot a freshie.
Like maybe some people – like politicians or lawyers or whatever - 
If you saw me and a freshie standing together you wouldn’t know who was who. 
But I know.  Every time.


A group of teenagers on the very edge of adulthood imagine what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes.  A new play inspired by ongoing work exploring the European migration crisis.
 

Created and performed by Eleanor Benmore, Yaamin Chowdhury, Etienne Kachama, Romeo Mika, Jessica Noque, Kofi Odoom & Reme Rodgers

Did you see Boat?
Complete our online post-show feedback form here

Written by Ned Glasier
with the company

Directors
Ned Glasier & Amy Hodge

Designer
Charlie Damigos

Lighting Designer
Rory Beaton

Sound Designer
Elena Peña

Movement Director
Yami Löfvenberg

Assistant Director
Segen Yosef

Movement Assistant
Azara Meghie

  


Production Gallery


Press and feedback

"The ensemble is a varied and dynamic group that all brought something different to the production, whether it was a personal glimpse into their own lives, dancing, the school life for emigrants, and even discrimination and misunderstanding between friends on tetchy topics. The personal depth to Boat was incredibly touching and powerful. Every movement and jump felt exact with dedication and commitment while meandering through the meridian lines of the stage.

"...Boat is a powerful, current, and varied in what the cast bring to the table. With exposed and honest humour throughout a show of a sensitive and difficult topic, Company Three bring a lightness in discussing the migrant crisis; and inviting the audience to realise that we are all very similar and share relatable values."

A Younger Theatre 

 

"As the young cast switch between their lives as British teens to those of refugees, the play hits its heights. The plight of a young refugee on a boat seeking a better, safer life is simply stunning. As one actor described the scene, the others visualised the boat trip they endured, swaying and spinning as waves hit the boat."

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Rehearsal Gallery


 
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Past work


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past work

Past work


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past work

We build our plays through research and development, local scratch (early experimental shows) and productions in larger venues.  This is a selection of our most recent work.  If you are interested in earlier plays dating back to 2008, please contact us.


Assembly (scratch) 

February 2017
Platform Islington


The Future

July 2016,
The Yard Theatre


Brainstorm

January 2015 - April 2016
The Park Theatre
The National Theatre
BBC iPlayer

Playtext published by Nick Hern Books


Boat (scratch) 

February 2016
Platform Islington


Feed (scratch) 

February 2016
Platform Islington


Wired (scratch) 

July 2015
Platform Islington


Other (Please Specify) 

April 2015
Platform Islington


Atoms (scratch)

February 2015
Platform Islington


Astronauts 

July 2014
Platform Islington


These Walls (scratch)

February 2014
Platform Islington


Brainstorm (scratch)

February 2013
Platform Islington