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Voices in the Dark

With Voices and Intermission Youth Theatre

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Saturday 11 August 2018, 7.45pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Lekan Lawal



Ronke Adekoluejo

Waleed Elgadi

Naeem Hayat 

Tamara Lawrance

Aasiya Shah

Performance Poets:

Sanah Ahsan

Kwame Reed

Intermission Youth Theatre:
Performing an adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, scene 1

Danielle Adegoke

Jermaine Adeniregun

Jasz Brown

Natasha Kamanga
Don Pedro

Ibrahim Konate
Don Jon

Eleanor Lees

Sharai-Raven Mae
Friar Francis 

Donnavan Yates


How relevant is Shakespeare to you today? Join us in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to hear a call and response between Shakespeare’s world and ours; between the voice of the past and the young voices of today.

Personal stories written by young British Muslims, and never heard before on stage, will be performed alongside scenes devised by Intermission Youth Theatre. Witness the parallels between Shakespeare’s stories and these modern ones as pertinent scenes from his plays are weaved into the evening.


Voices is a social start-up which aims to creatively challenge perceptions through the sharing and telling of people’s stories. Young Muslim Voices is Voices’ first project and will consist of live events and online films of monologues written anonymously (if they so wish) by young Muslims in the UK, and performed by diverse casts of actors in order to challenge perceptions.

Intermission Youth Theatre is a charity working with young people who are disadvantaged, lacking in opportunity, at risk of offending or ex-offenders. Using Shakespeare as inspiration, they reimagine his language to tell stories and create their own contemporary interpretations.

All of the profit from the event will be donated to the two organisations involved. Voices are donating a percentage of their revenue to their chosen charity The Muslim Hands UK.

Introducing Young Muslim Voices