Our Embryonic? performances on Friday were a huge success. Twenty five young people - some from our youth theatre groups, others selected specially by their schools - joined us at the Biochemical Society to rehearse and present the four new plays written by professional playwrights. Each one dealt with themes and ideas surrounding stem cell research and they included a play about mice taking over the world and one in which an elderly sick man battled his religious beliefs when faced with an embryonic stem cell cure.
Photos from the shows are now online - see them in our production photo gallery.
Following the success of the mini-project, we're hoping to develop the idea further with a full production of a play inspired by the issues surrounding stem cell research in 2011. This will be our second major collaborative project with the Biochemical Society.
Meanwhile, our first project, Hive 9 by Ali Taylor, begins its week long residency at the University of Worcester today, where it will be seen by over 700 people. Throughout the week, the cast - Suzie Macgrath and Okorie Chukwu - and the Assistant Director, Emily Kempson, will be blogging on their experiences - you can read the blog here.