Bromley-by-Bow youth theatre creates performances based on homophobia, housing and cyber bullying

Performances are based on issues facing young people, including homophobia, cyber bullying, and hous

Performances are based on issues facing young people, including homophobia, cyber bullying, and housing issues. Picture: Chain Reaction - Credit: Archant

A youth theatre in Tower Hamlets is using the power of performance to tackle homophobia, cyber bullying and housing issues.

A performance at the Chain Reaction Youth Theatre in Bromley-by-Bow. Picture: Chain Reaction

A performance at the Chain Reaction Youth Theatre in Bromley-by-Bow. Picture: Chain Reaction - Credit: Archant

Chain Reaction Youth Theatre (CRYT) in Bromley-by-Bow is running free weekly sessions for 11-18-year-olds, to get young people in Tower Hamlets talking about the problems they’re facing.

Participants devise performances around social issues under the guidance of industry professionals, in a bid to use theatre to inspire change. The sessions are designed to improve confidence, communication skills and employability. Three times a year, the young people perform their creations to the public.

The project is run by Chain Reaction, a charity which works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children, and is part-funded by the Aldgate and Allhallows Barking Exhibition Foundation.

Spaces for next term, beginning on September 18, are available now. Sessions run every Tuesday during term-time from 5-6.30pm. To book a place, get in touch via admin@chainreactiontheatre.co.uk.


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