Layla's Room – Cast announced

Today Theatre Centre announces the cast of the World Premiere and National Tour of Sabrina Mahfouz’s new play Layla’s Room. We are thrilled to be working with three exciting and talented actors, ready to navigate the complexities of teenage life in the UK today.

The cast …
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Theatre Centre in 2016

Here's a quick rundown of what we're up to in 2016…

Layla's Room


Layla's Room is our forthcoming production written by Sabrina Mahfouz (Chef, Clean, Dry Ice), and directed by Theatre Centre artistic director Natalie Wilson.


The show will …
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The Muddy Choir – Best Play for Young Audiences nominee

We're delighted to announce that Jesse Briton's play The Muddy Choir, which Theatre Centre commissioned and toured from Autumn 2014, has been nominated in the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards in the category of Best Play for Young Audiences.

The play was commissioned to …
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Speeches for a New Generation – WHY? Festival

Earlier in 2015, we worked with pupils from Dunraven Secondary School, Lilian Baylis Technology School and Evelyn Grace Academy to write political speeches, which were then delivered in the Clore Ballroom at the South Bank Centre, London.

The speeches will be heard again as part of …
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Press Release: Rise Up – August 2015


New play Rise Up helps young people to change their world
through the inspiration of the Freedom Riders

To encourage young people to be engaged in local, national and global issues, arts organisation Theatre Centre have produced a new play about the Freedom …
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Rise Up: Listings Information

Theatre Centre's autumn tour of Rise Up, a new play from the award-winning writer Lisa Evans, calls at eight venues across the UK, as well as over forty secondary schools. Listings information, in various formats, can be found below…

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Rise Up, by …
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Rise Up – Cast announced

The cast for our tour of Lisa Evans' new play Rise Up has been announced, with four actors bringing the stories of the 1961 Freedom Riders to life. We're so excited to be working with this talented and dynamic group of actors!

The cast consists of (l to r): Edward Nkom, …
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Natalie Wilson's letter to The Stage – July 9th

Theatre Centre artistic director Natalie Wilson wrote a letter to The Stage in response to their cover article "School trip slump plunges theatres into crisis" (June 25th). Here's the full text, or read it on The Stage website…

In 2010, Theatre Centre experienced a …
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Get Creative Family Arts Festival 2015

Rise Up will be touring the UK from mid-September to the start of December, and so we're delighted that it will be part of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival 2015.


A national celebration of family-friendly arts events, the Get Creative Family Arts Festival is a great …
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Goldsmiths: Releasing the Authentic Voice

Goldsmiths Centre for Arts & Learning and Disability Research Centre are tomorrow hosting Releasing the Authentic Voice, an event exploring inclusive casting in Young People's Theatre, which will discuss a Theatre Centre production, 2005's Walking On Water.

The event features …
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