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Theatre Club (ONLINE): TWENTY TWENTY

Date:
17.02.2021

Venue:
ONLINE

Cost:
Our online workshops are £10 per session, for those on a low income it is Pay What You Decide

Our online theatre club is a bit like a book club – we watch a piece of theatre online in our own time, then come together on Zoom to discuss it. This month we’re watching TWENTY TWENTY by the Young Vic’s Taking Part programme, then we’ll have a chat about it together on Zoom after.

‘TWENTY TWENTY’ includes three short plays made by the Young Vic as part of a year-long collaboration with three community organisations: Blackfriars Settlement, Certitude and Thames Reach. You could watch all three films or choose which one or two you’d like to watch.

When you book your place we will send you a link to where you can watch the play, along with login details for how to join us on Zoom.

[Photograph: Event at Our Age, TWENTY TWENTY, behind the scenes images – photograph by Anthony Lee]

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About the plays

In November 2019, Young Vic Taking Part announced TWENTY TWENTY, a year-long collaboration with Blackfriars Settlement, Certitude and Thames Reach, three extraordinary community organisations working in Lambeth and Southwark.

Each of the groups began working with a director and writer and started to develop three new plays which were set to be performed by the community companies at the Young Vic at the end of 2020.

Then, the Coronavirus pandemic happened.

The TWENTY TWENTY project continued, and the groups came together each week online to create theatre. Workshops in halls became zoom meetings, warm-ups and dance routines were performed in bedrooms and kitchens, ideas and scripts were shared in the post, on email, via text, while the Young Vic and each of the community organisations collaborated with their director and writer to create a short film, shot in socially-distanced conditions.

You could watch all three films or choose which one or two you’d like to watch from:

Tapestry:

A group come together to form a community choir and work towards their first-ever competitive performance. With a sprinkle of magic, unlikely bonds begin to form as they sing, eat biscuits and quietly alter each other’s lives forever. Tapestry is a heart-warming story about love, loss and letting go. Written by Nessah Muthy (Small Wonders) for the community participants of Certitude, a leading provider of support to people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health support needs and their families and carers.

Even at Our Age:

The host of Even At Our Age, Saturday night TV’s sensational matchmaking show, disappears. Four of the gameshow contestants are interrogated. What entails is a hilarious murder mystery, as the contestants reclaim their strength and power from a patronising, dismissive society. Written by Tolani Shoneye (My White Best Friend) for members of Blackfriars Settlement’s Positive Ageing group.

Home(body): a chaotic tale written by Jasmine Lee-Jones

Minute by minute, hour by hour and day to day they live their lives. Caught up in their own separate bubbles of their existence. Until one day everything grinds to a halt. Almost as if by magic… Welcome to the world as you haven’t seen it but ought to know it… Welcome to the wonderful and weird world of Home(body). Written by Jasmine Lee-Jones (seven methods of killing kylie jenner, Curious…) for a group of participants from Thames Reach, a charity supporting people facing homelessness through prevention, intervention and recovery.

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