Inspired by Shakespeare’s explorations of home, refuge and displacement, this devised piece celebrates the stories and skills of young people from across the globe.
The British Red Cross Young Refugee Service runs weekly Life Skills Projects sessions in five London boroughs for unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers aged 15-21 who have arrived in the UK within the last year. The workshops represent an invitation to these young people to find a cultural space for themselves in their new communities through theatre.
The team at Compass Collective have experience in working in over 50 refugee centres across Europe and the Middle East. They specialise in bringing refugee and asylum seekers together in London, to share stories and build communities.
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ABOUT VOICES IN THE DARK
Voices in the Dark is an ongoing festival which runs alongside our main-stage productions, and examines the nature of Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world, asking how relevant Shakespeare is today.
Through this dialogue – a call and response between today’s artists and Shakespeare – we put his imagined experience alongside today’s lived experience, and ask what light one can shed on the other.