You’re It began as a concept titled Mezzanine, written by Jacquetta May, and was then developed into You’re It and performed by one of the Youth Theatre companies at the time: a group of young people studying the Creative Arts Course at City and East London College.
You’re It was one of several productions performed by the City and East Youth Theatre group in 1984, including other works such as Love Encounters of an Alien Kind and Mother Courage and her Children, the latter of which was performed at Hoxton Hall.
The actors and creative team listed below were those from all the productions, though some people may only have been involved in one. Jacquetta May, and colleagues in the Half Moon Young People’s Ensemble at the time all worked with different satellite Youth Theatre groups such as this one across the year.
Jacquetta May is an actor who was was based at Oxford House as part of the young people’s theatre ensemble for Half Moon Theatre. She talks about how the organisation was run and the Youth Theatres and projects with schools that she ran. Interviewed by Toni Tsaera.
Photographer, Raju Vaidyanathan talks about first coming across Half Moon Theatre in the 1980s when he took a Creative Arts course at Tower Hamlets College. As a young Asian boy, he talks about being expected to work in a restaurant but how he then became involved in the theatre and worked with other young people to create plays. Interviewed by Rosie Vincent.