Bombshell was presented as part of The East End Festival (TEEF) in 1989 by Act On It. Act On It was a network of drama workers in Tower Hamlets created to exchange information and resources. They set up the Bombshell project as an opportunity for ordinary local people of all ages, skills and backgrounds to work together on large scale production. Each community group was given a part of the play to rehearse and each dealt with a theme of the time.
Marie McMahon attended the Youth Theatre for ten years, from the age of 11. Here she recalls how nervous she was when she first performed in the East End Festival and what she got out of her years with the group and why her own son now attends. Interviewed by Toni Tsaera.