Theatre Productions

SEVENTEEN TO THE POWER OF 3

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17 years old.
17 months apart,
17 days together.
‘Yes’ doesn’t count.

 

Messages that young people receive are often contradictory. On the one hand, the media is always telling you about your rights and responsibilities, and on the other, teachers and parents are warning you of the consequences of some of your actions. This was the starting point for Seventeen to the Power of 3. Through working with young men and women in drama workshops, residencies and interviews, some complex stories came to light. We began to get a better understanding of the how young people have to look after adult family members and the impact this has on their lives. These young carers often have adult responsibilities from a very early age. They have accelerated childhoods and can see themselves as adults, ‘young people old before their time’.

Written by Alex Cooke. Directed by Suha Al-Khayyat. Photography by Claire MacNeill. Funded by Arts Council England.
Key-stage 3/4
Seventeen to the Power of 3 toured Medway, Bexley, Greenwich, Southwark and Wandsworth in March 2017.
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SEVENTEEN TO THE POWER OF 3
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Supported by

National Lottery Funded Esemee Fairbaird BBC Children in need Arts Council England HER Centre Southwark Council Royal Borough of Greenwich London Borough of Bexley Investors in people