We Are Shadows (2007)

White Horse Road
26 Sep - 21 Oct 2007
Age range: 13+
We Are Shadows poster

“Nine lives, nine tales and a chain of events and unforeseen consequences”

Moving among the shadows of London’s East End, a group of disconnected young people face harsh choices in their lives. A chance encounter reveals the invisible links between them all and how an action can unknowingly cast a shadow on someone else’s life plunging their world into darkness.

Through a series of stylised interwoven monologues, We Are Shadows created a snapshot of contemporary urban life. This was an extraordinary hard-hitting coming-of-age drama that toured nationally to venues and youth settings.

You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.

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Cast List

  • Daniel Broadhurst Sam/Tom/Charlie
  • Tracy Green Sagar/ Keisha/Nicole
  • Samantha Schefle Leyla/Ashima/Nirupa

Creative Team


Chris Elwell has been the Director of Half Moon Theatre on White Horse Road since 1997. He talks about We Are Shadows, a series of monologues and duologues that lead into each other. The play depicted some very tough issues for teenage audiences. Interviewed by Kavana Joyett.




Programme and Marketing

Sound track

We Are Shadows – Sound track

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