Children re-live on stage at Half Moon what older generations got up to in the East End 60 years ago
PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 12 July 2018
Children have been on stage performing what they have researched about the social activities of youngsters more than half-a-century ago.
Members of Half Moon theatre’s youth groups spent five months creating four shows inspired by what they had discovered.
The project involved youngsters aged eight to 18 learning research techniques, writing, interviewing and oral history skills.
“We explored social activities of youngsters in the East End during the 1950s, 60s and 70s,” Half Moon’s director Chris Elwell explained.
“It has been fascinating hearing older people talking about when they were young and today’s youngsters realising they did the same stuff, just decades apart.”
The ‘Playful Heritage’ project included trips to Tower Hamlets local history archives at Mile End and meeting elders and interviewing them on film, for the shows staged at the Half Moon in Limehouse that brought generations together, young and old.
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