As part of the Autumn/Winter programme, Sunderland Stages will be exploring youth attitudes towards Brexit.
Zest and Half Moon Theatre uses interviews from over 200 teenagers, from two Remain and two Leave areas of Britain, to highlight the opinions of those too young to vote in the referendum. In fact, one Sunderland College student’s soundbite is used to open the whole show.
What Once Was Ours focuses on a half-brother and sister from very different backgrounds and the struggling relationship when one asks for help.
Katie and Callum couldn’t be any more distant and disconnected: different heritage, different cities, different opportunities. Except there is one thing they’ll always have in common: Dad. What happens when Callum suddenly turns up in desperate need of help?
Chris Elwell, Director of the Half Moon and dramaturg of What Once Was Ours said:“We’re excited to be working with Zest Theatre on this exciting new piece of writing for young people that, importantly, has been driven by the voices, words and attitudes of young people across the UK to Brexit. While their views might not have been united, we hope that What Once Was Ours will allow audiences to witness a whole range of different opinions that will allow them to come together and start a more open dialogue.”
The performance is aimed at increasing understanding and conversation between those of differing views.
What Once Was Ours will be at Sunderland College on Wednesday 18th October- 7.30pm
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