Text chosen by 20 young people from the Meadows Estate, Hounslow. Props made by the Tea and Chat club for older residents on the estate.
The Wizard of Oz
From 2006-2009 Bounce worked with Central Hounslow Extended Schools Service to form a community youth theatre. The group mounted numerous productions including The Wizard of Oz. Alongside there were workshops and holiday projects reaching over 500 children.
Things to do in a Blackout
Devised by the company, Arthur Cotterell Theatre
Using oral histories and research to explore the impact of WW2 in Kingston, young people devised Things to do in a Blackout as a creative response to their learning. The performance was part of our heritage project Poppy Stories which also included oral history training, workshops, resource pack writing and film.
Beauty and the Beast
Paul Robeson Theatre
Children and young people from the Meadows Estate performed for the local community at Christmas. Props created by the Tea and Chat group on the estate.
Journey to X
Paul Robeson Theatre & Rose Theatre
Young people on the Meadows Estate formed StreetCombo Youth Theatre. They elected to participate in Connections 2012 and chose Journey to X by Nancy Harris as their play of choice.
Tiny Tales from around the World
Devised by the company. Paul Robeson Theatre
A boy is lost in a dream trying to find the way home to his grandmother. He escapes on a boat meets a talking crab and travels around the world and back.
A fantasy tale devised by Bounce Theatre born out of talking to 100 residents in Hounslow between 5-100 about their memories of friendship.
Recognising the Olympic theme of friendship through arts and culture.
Inside my Imagination
Devised by the company. Hampton Theatre
A sleeping lion comes to life and tells stories through sight, sound, touch and taste.
An original drama made with children from the Shooting Star Hospice to celebrate the multi-sensory nature of communication, part of recognising themes within the Olympics.
Roald Dahl. Adapted by David Wood. Paul Robeson Theatre.
Hounslow Youth Theatre was formed. The group chose The Witches as their first play to mark their residency at the Paul Robeson Theatre.
Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Bartlett. Paul Robeson Theatre
Ending the year with a festive treat, performed by StreetCombo Youth Theatre. Breaking with tradition with a female Scrooge to recognise the emerging female talents in the group.
Dirty Dirty Princess
Georgia Fitch, Paul Robeson Theatre
Performed by Street Combo Youth Theatre as part of their desire to perform modern work.
Chosen as their next performance. Hounslow Youth Theatre wanted to tell a traditional tale and make it possible for people to fly in the theatre.
Paul Robeson Theatre
Performed by StreetCombo Youth Theatre as part of Homegrown and Handmade in Hounslow, an original festival project conceived by members of the group.
Inside my Imagination
Devised by the company, Paul Robeson Theatre
Redevised with the Shooting Star Hospice and local children from schools in Hounslow.
Performed as part of Homegrown and Handmade in Hounslow.
Devised by Hounslow Youth Theatre. Paul Robeson Theatre
A traditional tale with new voices. Featuring professional actorsand local children in a community celebration for Christmas.
Pauline McLynn, Paul Robeson Theatre and Soho Theatre
StreetCombo chose to participate in Connections for a second time. Choosing Angels to explore themes of friendship in drama.
From Flanders Fields
Devised by the company, Orleans Park School
A documentary drama devised with young people at Orleans Park School. Using transcripts and news articles from WW1 to explore the impact on Richmond.
By Alice Thurling, performed at the Paul Robeson Theatre
Devised with Hounslow Youth Theatre and written by Alice Thurling. The production celebrated the end of the youth theatres residency at the Paul Robeson Theatre.
Devised by the company
A documentary style theatre piece blending narrative, verbatim excerpts and original poetry to explore the impact of war on communities.
Performed by students from Anstee Bridge with professional artists and local volunteers.
Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery
An interdisciplinary project exploring urban art heritage. Young people from Hounslow created an original exhibit for the Saatchi Gallery incorporating art work, drama and digital art to recognise the urban art movement.
Fried Chicken (short)
Devised by the company with Anstee Bridge, Arthur Cotterell Theatre
An R+D performance. A group of young people are locked in a Fried Chicken shop, fears rise and tensions bubble to the surface.
A modern drama exploring bullying, relationships and identity.
Professionally performed by Max Webb, Abigail Morgan, Abbi Wain and Philippa James.
Fried Chicken (full)
Devised by the company with Anstee Bridge, Paul Robeson Theatre
A group of young people are trapped in a chicken shop during a fight. Fears rise and tensions bubble to the surface.
A modern drama exploring gang violence, relationships and identity.
Professionally performed. Cast - Ashley Pekri, Feargal Parham, Verity Richards and Tom Daplyn
An interdisciplinary project with military families from across the commonwealth. Through the project we uncovered some of the history of Kingston Keep, one of only three left in the UK. The project entwined drama, with the production of a heritage cartoon book, a schools performance and the creation of permanent artwork for the community room at the army residence.
Loneliness in the City
An interdisciplinary project around urban living with Chessington Community College. Students focused on loneliness in urban living, leading to a multi disciplinary art project exhibiting at the Saatchi Gallery.