Arsenal youngsters perform at theatre

Young people from a range of Arsenal in the Community programmes in Islington took to the stage at local theatre The Almeida this week for a special performance.

Called ‘Play On’, the show was the culmination of a six-week theatre workshop delivered by The Almeida and Arsenal in the Community, with funding from the Arsenal Foundation. 

Forty young people with limited previous experience of the theatre worked with professional playwrights to develop short plays and monologues based on their own life experiences.

The group then performed their work at the Almeida, ahead of the theatre’s new production of Leo Butler’s ‘Boy’.

Two participants also had the chance to perform their monologues at the Arsenal Training Ground, alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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