Immediate Theatre

Birthday cake

The play was loosely based on the Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare and written by Jonny Wright, a spoken word artist and playwright. The theme for the year was Our World, One World which got the young people talking about their culture at home compared with the culture we share together every day. The theme which reoccurred was Birthdays and how everyone celebrates quite differently – some not at all. Jonny then included a very prevalent theme which is affecting us all in the world at the moment – refugees.

Immediate Theatre’s purpose is to involve communities in making theatre that inspires well-being, breaks down barriers and engages people in the process of personal and social change. My role was to facilitate workshops with the young actors as well as design and make the set and costumes for the performance at the Rich Mix, London.