“No one should tell you the end of your story when you have only just started.”
As their parents work the last night at the youth club before it closes down rejected Tyger discovers he’s ‘too soft’ to be boyfriend material.
Written by Alex Cooke. Directed by Kaleya Baxe. Funded by Arts Council England
Captcha by Suha Al-Khayyat is a new touring theatre production exploring living life through a giant lens, a mythic filter guided by the technology giants, peer pressure and the construct of celebrity.
Written and Directed by Suha Al-Khayyat.
Rub Out was a research project exploring how Little Fish can develop more morally intricate stories that accurately reflect the complex lives of young people. Written by Alex Cooke. Directed by Alex Cooke and Suha Al-Khayyat. Funded by Arts Council England.
‘All About It’ explored how young people perpetrate and respond to unwanted sexual attention in unbalanced power relationships where grooming is taking place. Written by Rachael McGill. Directed by Suha Al-Khayyat and Alex Cooke. Funded by Arts Council England.
Jaded explored the impact of domestic abuse through family generations. The play was based on the experiences, opinions and ideas of young people in South London, collected through workshops and social media. Written by Suha Al-Khayyat. Directed by Suha Al-Khayyat & Alex Cooke. Designed by Sarah Mills.
‘RE silience’ was the company’s touring production exploring young people’s relationship with their mental health.
Written by Alex Cooke. Directed by Suha Al-Khayyat. Designed by Sarah Mills. Funded by Arts Council England and CACT.
An authentic, challenging and emotive project looking at teenage sexual relationships and the law.
Kiss and Tell is a dynamic, interactive play and workshop that sensitively explores a sexual encounter between two young people which is secretly filmed on a mobile phone.
The sharing of sexually explicit selfies has become the norm for many young people. In working with young men and women through drama workshops, residencies and interviews, some of the complex stories behind this fact came to life.
Written by Suha Al Khayyat and directed by Alex Cooke.
Messages that young people receive are often contradictory. On the one hand, your rights and responsibilities, and on the other, teachers and parents are warning you of the consequences of some of your actions. 17^3 explores how young carers often have adult responsibilities from a very early age.
A devised performance and workshop which explored how a group of young people become involved in gang crime. Originally devised by the company and directed by Alex Cooke.
‘Gun Play’ explored gun crime through three very different perspectives; a Peckham gang, a boy soldier kidnapped from his family in a developing country and an ‘A’ list action movie star. Written by Ricki Beadle-Blair. Directed by Kate Holdom.
Running Scared was a devised 90-minute performance and workshop that explored the impact of bullying on the individual, family and wider community. Devised by the company. Directed by Liz Sacre.
A piece of Forum Theatre originally devised with West Sussex County Youth Theatre. The audience were asked to interact with three young students who all have the potential to become involved in an act of violent extremism inspired by a social or political cause. Devised by the company. Directed by Alex Cooke and Suha Al-Khayyat.
16-year old Hannah is trapped in a coma from a motorbike accident. As she receives treatment in intensive care, her grandmother copes with her own guilt for the secrets she has kept. Written by Dawn Garrigan.
A physical theatre piece telling the story of teenagers Kim and Danny as they come to terms with Kim’s pregnancy and the inevitable changes that followed. Written by Liz Sacre. Directed by Kate Holdom.
Rush, Clap, Jack was a trilogy of short plays which street crime, gangs and life choices. It presented scenes of dilemma and conflict, challenging the audience to interact with the characters. Written by Dawn Garrigan. Directed by Kate Holdom.
This important project raised awareness of homophobia and racial bullying. Through structured devising sessions, a group of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people worked with the company to produce this drama. Written by Dawn Garrigan & Alex Cooke.