In a nutshell
Theatre created and performed by Young & Talented's Acting Company exploring young people's relationship to contemporary London
OUR LDN is a devised show made by young people that maps the changing landscape of London and how this affects them. The play considers the topics of sexuality, feminism, masculinity, terrorism and mental health. Through a fractured and underfunded education system, where MISS is always on the edge or barely makes it to the lesson, a group of friends negotiate their identities through a range of conflicting experiences. The arrival of new girl UMBER upsets the dynamic of the group revealing light and darkness in all the characters. This show captures the energy, bravery, strength and diversity of young people in London providing a platform for their voices that are absent in the city.
What to Expect
A vibrant and fast-paced devised theatre piece. The play moves from comedy, into physical theatre, to drama capturing the multifaceted experiences of young people
Suzann McLean (Artistic Director) has worked nationally and internationally as a director. She directed the UK's first live streamed production, of the award winning French play This Child by Joel Pommerat for Pilot Theatre. Other directing credits include Catcher, The Sisterhood, Going Local and Rebellion at the Hackney Empire.
Catherine Palmer (Co-Writer and Director) is currently finishing her Masters in Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary, University of London. She researches the social impact of theatre for marginalised communities working with organisations from the National Theatre in London to AfroReggae in Brazil.
Tyler Mitchell - Co-Writer and Director. TV/film includes: Casualty for the BBC, No Offence for Channel 4, Little Miss Jocelyn and Unlucky Barry. Tyler recently made his return to Casualty as guest lead. Theatre includes: Dear Darwin- National Theatre Madrid and tour, Dying Out Loud, Jayden's War, The Killing Class and the Last Twilight.
Roy Alexander Weise (Lead Acting Tutor) is the 19th annual winner of the JMK Award and directed his critically acclaimed production of The Mountaintop at the Young Vic. Roy has previously worked at Royal Court as the Trainee Director, at the Bush Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith as the BBC Theatre Fellow.
Jenn Nesbitt is a professional artist that works in devising, directing and spoken word. She works collaboratively with young people, adults with mental health issues and individuals with learning disabilities. Jenn has worked with Talawa Theatre Company, The Unicorn Theatre, Heart n Soul, TRSE, Access All Areas and Graeae Theatre.
Y&T Productions is an award winning company with an excellent track record for engaging the local community and nurturing their artistic talents through high quality performing arts activities. Y&T hold Investors in People accreditation and are winners of the EBR Award for Leisure and Entertainment.
Young & Talented's Acting Company is made up of young people aged 14-19 from East London based at The Broadway Theatre, Barking and Oxford House. They have performed at Soho Theatre's Connections Festival, Theatre Royal Stratford East and are incredibly pleased to be back at Rich Mix's Takeover with this newly devised work.
Venue Details & Map
35 - 47 Bethnal Green RoadLondonE1 6LA
- +44 (0)20 7613 7498
- Public transport:
- Shoreditch High Street Station - Exit the station, turn out on to Bethnal Green Road. Turn right and cross over the road. Rich Mix is located a short distance along the road.