What Do We Want?
6.30pm, Thursday 30 June 2016
4pm, Saturday 2 July 2016
Eclipse Youth Theatre, one of Half Moon’s inclusive groups for young people aged 8-11, focused on some of the company’s productions and participatory projects which explored social change through revolution and social movements.
They used as their stimulus:
What do we want? Tea workers’ rights! When do we want it? NOW!
Eclipse members share their instinctive, sensitive and mature responses to situations beyond their experiences. The stimulus of the four productions provided a variety of engaging themes for the group to explore. They discovered the importance of standing up for your rights and worked exceptionally well together, devising scenes, playing with ideas and translating these into re-telling a story of struggle and uprising. The performance they have created is an exploration of everyone’s favourite drink: a cup of tea. But have they done enough to make you think about the social issues discussed when you next put the kettle on?
Youth Theatre members:
Avantika, Bethan, Charley, Cal, Danny, Edie, Elizabeth, Elysia, Georgina, Jake, Javeer, Juliet, Lily, Lola, Lola-Grace, Malachi, Maria, Maya, Mia, Miles, Muna, Nayla, Orveen, Pedro, Ryley, Saskia, Sophie, Yasmin
Lead Tutor: Androulla Constantinou
Support Tutor: Madeleine Graham
Access: Amy Costello, Genevieve Helson
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Placement: Fani Vlanou
Composer: James Grant
Designer: Liz Atkin
Lighting Designers: Phil Clarke and Toni Tsaera
Eclipse Youth Theatre devised their own show inspired by some of the iconic productions from across the 44-year history of Half Moon Theatre.
What Do We Want? was performed as part of the Stages of Half Moon Festival on 30 June and 2 July 2016.
A short video about the Stages of Half Moon Festival, featuring extracts from our four Youth Theatre productions, interviews with some of the young people and images of our exhibition.
Composed by James Grant.