Word 2012 Festival

We're proud to be part of Islington's Word 2012 Festival, a celebration of all things written and read across the borough (11-31 May).

Throughout the festival we're publishing a 100 word play a day online, each one written by a young member of our Speakeasy group.

We're also producing a curious flashmob gathering of young readers on Highbury Fields and a hybrid play-reading/hide and seek game in Islington Central Library.

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Current & Future Productions

2011-12 Season

Islington Community Theatre exists to make brave, innovative theatre.

Our work throughout 2012 is inspired by the idea of time.  By what came before and what comes next.  By heritage, legacy and the thought that this year, this week, this second could define our lives forever.

Our work this year includes In All the Minutes Ever, a new piece created by 30 young people about time and memory, Before Now Next, an ambitious play created in just 25 hours, and What Will Survive of Us, five new short plays by five incredibly exciting emerging playwrights.

We're also working on a new full-length commission and various other projects - keep your eyes peeled here and on our mailing list for more information.

You might also want to check out our past productions or our production gallery.

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ASTRONAUTS by Alice Birch 

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: ASTRONAUTS

We are sad to announce that due to a sudden family bereavement affecting a key member of our creative team, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our production of Astronauts by Alice Birch, originally due to be performed on 20-22 March.

We will be announcing new dates for the show very shortly.  Everyone who has booked tickets will be contacted by the venue Platform to arrange for refunds.

We'd like to thank our supporters and audiences for their understanding.

Adam, Ned and the rest of the ICT team

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I want to tell you a story.  I want to tell you about my new flat.  I want to tell you about you a girl.  About a girl who lives in a snowglobe.  I want to tell you about this room, about the boy next door, about the windows that I can’t reach.  I want to tell you about my heart.  I want to tell you about all the things I might be.  I want to literally feel the soles of my feet on the moon.
 
A provocative new play created by 20 young people aged 16-19, written by the award winning playwright Alice Birch.  Directed by Ned Glasier.  Suitable for 13+.
 

Alice Birch has written for the Royal Court Theatre, BBC Radio 4, Old Vic New Voices, the Almeida and Paines Plough. Her play MANY MOONS was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and is published by Oberon. She is currently under commission to the RSC and Clean Break. She was the winner of the 2014 Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting.


 NEW DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED HERE SOON