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

PUBLISHED: 10:10 10 September 2018

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

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

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

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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