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Budding poets, writers and actors to take over Theatre Royal Stratford East

10:59 23 July 2014

Budding artists, poets and actors will be taking centre stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East to show their work Picture: Theatre Royal Stratford East

Budding artists, poets and actors will be taking centre stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East to show their work Picture: Theatre Royal Stratford East

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Young poets, writers, actors and composers are set to take centre stage when Theatre Royal Stratford East presents its latest Young People’s Season.

Packed with new work, including four new plays and a series of performances from the theatre’s poets and spoken word artists, the season is open to the public and will take place from July 24-26 2014.

As part of the season, students from Rokeby Secondary School will present their short play, Child Soldier, inspired by Theatre Royal Stratford East’s iconic production of Oh What a Lovely War. Students have been exploring the play’s themes and what war means to them.

Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Youth Theatre will present a new play calledBoyz n’ Gyals that has been devised by the group. This topical production takes an amusing and honest look at how boys see girls and girls see boys, exploring the pressures they experience to dress and behave in a predetermined way.

Flat Lives by the Young Artists Lab, made up of aspiring performers, writers, directors and composers aged 17 – 24, have taken a block of flats in Stratford as the starting point for a journey that uncovers the secret lives of residents, each with a different story to tell.

Audiences can expect an evening of rapid fire, tongue twisting Spoken Word and monologues as members of Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Poets Platform (ages 13 – 24) present their latest work.

Jan Sharkey-Dodds, Head of Young People’s Work at Theatre Royal Stratford East said: “It is a joy to see our young people grow in confidence as artists. This takeover season gives them a chance for their voices to be centre-stage. Watch this space for our artists of the future.”

Kerry Michael, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East said: “I always look forward to seeing the work of our young people. They entertain, provoke, inspire and question the norm in a way that is vital to all of us in our daily working lives at Theatre Royal Stratford East.”

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