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East End kids stage play about time when fun is outlawed

PUBLISHED: 10:48 03 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:39 05 October 2010

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TEENAGERS have taken over a London theatre to stage their own play at the weekend about a time when having fun is banned. Some 30 youngsters from the East End and from Bermondsey are staging a production about a sterile world where over-protective parents have outlawed play

TEENAGERS have taken over a London theatre to stage their own play at the weekend about a time when having fun is banned.

Some 30 youngsters from the East End and from Bermondsey are staging a production about a sterile world where over-protective parents have outlawed play.

It tells the story of youngsters who escape their restrictive surroundings to find themselves in a fairground, where they rediscover the meaning of fun.

The youngsters are performing at the Unicorn's Weston Theatre near London Bridge on Saturday and Sunday (August 8 and 9), working with a professional arts team.

The Unicorn is a year-round scheme for 10 to 16 who live or go to school in Tower Hamlets and Southwark. They don't need drama experience, just enthusiasm to take part.

For more information and images contact:

Rachel Stroud E: rachel.stroud@unicorntheatre.com T: 020 7645 0545

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