Crowded (2019 – present)

White Horse Road
7 Mar - 18 Mar 2019
Age range: 13+
Crowded promotional image. Photo by Suzi Corker Crowded promotional image. Photo by Suzi Corker
  • Co-production Apples and Snakes and Half Moon
  • by Desree, Laura Rae and Slam the Poet, with additional text by Rosemary Harris

How do you sort your head out when it gets too crowded in there?

It’s the beginning of summer and the community festival is in full swing in the local park. Everyone is there. Crowds queue but among the smiles and excitement lies something that could spoil this party…

Developed in direct response to the growing number of teenagers in the UK struggling with their mental health, Crowded tells the story of ordinary young people whose anxiety, depression and desire leads to harmful and destructive behaviours.

Giving voice to emotions that are often unspoken due to social stigma, Crowded is a powerful, funny and uncompromising story presented in a striking spoken word show by three exciting young poet performers: Desree, Laura Rae and Slam the Poet, with additional text by Rosemary Harris.

This production contains themes that some people may find distressing.

Crowded was originally commissioned in association with SPINE Festival and toured London libraries in March 2019. The production will be adapted for an immersive theatre tour in autumn 2019.

Production photos (Spine Festival)

Cast List

  • Desree
  • Laura Rae
  • Slam the Poet

Creative Team

Teaser tour trailer

Marketing

Miscellaneous

Context for Crowded at SPINE Festival

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