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The Act


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Act28 July 2018 | Royal Exchange Theatre

31 July - 2 August 2018 | The Yard Theatre 

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The Act


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Act28 July 2018 | Royal Exchange Theatre

31 July - 2 August 2018 | The Yard Theatre 

Originally developed at The Yard's First Drafts Festival, June 2017 and as A Few Mississippis, part of Assembly 2017

Give her a cheeky smile, let her know you’re interested—
You need to catch her eye, you know flirtatious stuff?
You need to be a little bit vulnerable—
Be confident.
Show her your soft side—
But you don’t wanna be too vulnerable. You don’t wanna be too soft—
Pretend they’re the only one— 
Because then they’ll feel special.

 

The Act is about love between teenagers.

It’s about how you think we look together.

The way things feel, the first time you feel them.

It is awkward, funny, terrifying. It is excruciating anticipation…

Company Three return to The Yard with a new production re-imagined every night by a cast of teenagers.

Expect unplanned connections, live play, and to feel some feelings for the first time (again).


Created and performed by Michael Adewale, Ellie Benmore, Kiki Bowen, Yaamin Chowdhury, KJ Gomez-Danso, Dylan Lubo, Tyrel Phan, Pia Richards Glöckner, Bethany Timson, Syntyche Tongomo

Created with Doyin Ajiboye, Sama Aunallah,  Lewis Dickinson, Chelsea Green,  Romeo Mika, Francisco Rodrigues & Delilah Sykes

Rehearsal photography by Camilla Greenwell

Director
James Blakey

Designer
Charlie Damigos

Lighting Designer
Jamie Platt

Movement
Simon Jones

Production Manager
Michael Cunningham

Stage Managers
Emily Humphrys & Angie Peña-Arenas

 


Press

"Admitting she only told her mum about the play a few weeks before its initial scratch performance last summer, it’s clear for Kiki the piece has sparked the inter-generational conversations about sex and relationships it hoped for, but much closer to home."
The Guardian Interview

"Who better to tell a story of teen angst, than those that are currently going through it? ...  rocky, turbulent and predominantly unpredictable ... an absolute delight to watch."
**** Broadway World

"Endless episodes and scenarios and narratives all dealing with the nervous preparation filled angst of teenage sexuality. Ranging from dance to song to sketch comedy to non-naturalistic movement sequences, 70 minutes pass in a blink of an eye."
*****
LondonTheatre1.com

 

Rehearsal Gallery


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Aunty


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In progress:

Aunty (scratch) 

Aunty


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In progress:

Aunty (scratch) 

Local tour, October/November 2017 | Camden People's Theatre as part of The Shape of Things to Come 26 November 2017

A new play exploring the relationships between black girls and older black women, made and performed by teenage girls from Company Three and our resident director Maa-Yarkor Addo.

This fun, brave and loving play is our attempt to unpick what ‘Aunty’ really means. To find her in all her complexities and truths. To have the conversations we never have.

Aunty is being developed through scratch performances to audiences of older black women in Islington and beyond and as part of Camden People's Theatre's The Shape of Things to Come Festival.

Created and performed by Aaliyah Murrian, Cherie Duah, Gracia Kayindo, Kadiesat Turay, Kiki Bowen, Shadanay McKoy, Syntyche Tongomo


Do you know Aunty?

For the next stage of Aunty's development, we want to gather stories from black women about the women they call Aunty. Share your memories, experiences and relationships by filling in the form below. You can submit them anonymously if you would prefer.

Director
Maa-Yarkor Addo

Stage Manager
Angie Peña Arenas

Special Thanks to
Joy Addo, Natalie Pryce, Parksinor Addo, Rianna Jade Parker & Xana

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Past work


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past work

Past work


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past work

The Act 

(Scratch)
July 2017
The Yard Theatre

Boat

April 2017
Battersea Arts Centre

Assembly 

(Scratch)
February 2017
Platform

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

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Other 

(Please Specify)

April 2015
Platform Islington

Atoms

February 2015
Platform Islington

Chicken Shop

July 2014
Platform Islington

Astronauts

July 2014
Platform Islington

These Walls 

February 2014
Platform Islington

Brainstorm 

(Scratch)
February 2013
Platform Islington


Other productions from 2008-2013

Mostly Like Blue by Inua Ellams | Rosemary Branch Theatre, July 2013

The Centre by Alexandra Wood | The Pleasance Theatre, April 2013

In All The Minutes Ever | Platform Islington, February 2011