FUTURE VOICES (Part Three)

Stories from the past and the present, written by two more voices of the future.

 

 

TALES LONDON HIDES by Salome Pereira (Platanos College) – Whitechapel, 1880s. Alexander is in love with soon-to-be-married Edward.

PART ONE: Edward wants to put their illicit relationship behind him and move on. But will Alexander ever let him go?

PART TWO: Edward’s wife April is dead. Is Alexander really a murderer? And what is his connection to Jack the Ripper?

IMPLOSION by Holly Agbukor (Sacred Heart Catholic School) – Aaron fears losing his twin sister to her new boyfriend. But would he really go as far as to sabotage Harmony and Elijah’s blossoming relationship?

Cast:

Teri Ann Bobb Baxter

Matthew Castle

Timothy Knightley

Shauna McLean

Kaajel Patel

Prince Plockey

 

Director:

Rob Drummer

 

Future Voices was co-ordinated by David Workman (Youth & Community Director at the Southwark Playhouse). The project was generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Peter Cruddas Foundation and the Ashley Family Foundation.

 

 

 

 

FUTURE VOICES (Part Two)

A deadly virus. A cheating student. Two more tales from the pupils at Platanos College and Sacred Heart Catholic School.

 

THE CELL by Paulo Goncalves (Platanos College) – 98% of the population has been infected by a virus. The inmates of a prison, unaffected by the deadly disease, have been placed under the watch of the mysterious Mr Pilsbury. Daniels is one such prisoner.

PART ONE: Locked in a cell he can never leave, Daniels’ only contact with the outside world is via letters from Charlotte and the ‘Happy Bunny’…

PART TWO: Who exactly is the sinister Mr Pilsbury and what does he want with Daniels?

PART THREE: Why is the Happy Bunny not so happy anymore? Will Daniels ever escape and find Charlotte?

CHEATER by Rachel Benjamin (Sacred Heart Catholic School) – Accused of cheating in an exam, Alex pleads with her teachers not to call her dad. But why is she so insistent?

Cast:

Teri Ann Bobb Baxter

Matthew Castle

Timothy Knightley

Shauna McLean

Kaajel Patel

Prince Plockey

 

Director:

Rob Drummer

 

Future Voices was co-ordinated by David Workman (Youth & Community Director at the Southwark Playhouse). The project was generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Peter Cruddas Foundation and the Ashley Family Foundation.

 

FUTURE VOICES

FUTURE VOICES was an initiative to create theatre that both reflects and speaks for the young people in our communities most at risk of cultural exclusion.

In September 2017 the Southwark Playhouse began working with twenty-four young people in five schools across South London. Each school was paired with a professional writing mentor, who helped to develop students’ skills in writing for performance through regular workshops, with the aim of ultimately enabling each young person to write a short piece for performance. These were showcased in front of an audience at the Southwark Playhouse on the 19th and 20th April 2018.

DWS Audio recorded eleven of these plays during the dress rehearsal period, and we are proud to present the first of these here.

INJUSTICE by Blessing Okuchukwu (Sacred Heart Catholic College) – Jamal is accused of stealing a bag of rice. Is he guilty, or simply the victim of racial prejudice?

 

90s LOVE by Nana Opoku (Sacred Heart Catholic College) – Paige and Justice share a kiss. Could it be that they are more than just mates?

A WOMAN’S TOUCH by Joanna Byrne (Platanos College) – May 1926. The coal miners are on strike over pay reductions and worsening conditions. But in a world dominated by men, what can a women do to help their cause?

Part One:

Part Two:

Cast:

Teri Ann Bobb Baxter

Matthew Castle

Timothy Knightley

Shauna McLean

Kaajel Patel

Prince Plockey

 

Director:

Rob Drummer

 

Future Voices was co-ordinated by David Workman (Youth & Community Director at the Southwark Playhouse). The project was generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Peter Cruddas Foundation and the Ashley Family Foundation.

 

 

Raise Your Hand at Your Own Risk

Answering a question in class can be very scary. Only the smart and confident kids put their hands up. Sophie is neither but she’s determined to give it a go. If only she can make the voices inside her head shut up.

 

Sophie…Poppy Thody

Teacher…Alexis Hickin

Doubt…Rebecca Greenwood

Indecision…Francesca Amura

Fear…Anna Ueding

Pride…Eloise Thody

Tom…Issac James

 

The Game Show That Goes Wrong

You’ve heard of The Play That Goes Wrong; now listen to the catastrophe that is The Game Show That Goes Wrong. Andy Carroll  is your host…

A version of this audio play was submitted to The British Theatre Challenge for Kids (2017).

Andy Carroll…Alex Savine

Daisy Redmeir…Rebecca Greenwood

William Spratt…Alex Slyfield

Music by…Joey Benstead

Written by…Nathanael Chappell

Directed by…Anna Ueding