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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Paul McGrath, Ibrahim Shote and Syrus Walker in rehearsal

Following two periods of intensive research and development, we will be presenting four scratch showings of the Chicken Shop project as a co-production with Platform.


Thursday 24 & Friday 25 July
4pm and 7pm both days
Tickets: £2 for a ticket to the show plus a chicken burger for under 25s
All other tickets £7


Platform, Hornsey Road Baths, 260 Hornsey Road, London, N7 7QT



Performed by Aaliyah Blackwood, Erza Salihu, George Bloomfield, Liz Ebengo, Paul McGrath, Romeo Mika, Segen Yosife, Syrus Walker, Yaamin Chowdhury, Yazmin Chennis-Dixon

Performer/mentors  Gracia Kayindo, Corey Peterson, Christelle Belinga


Writen by Joseph CoelhoOmar El-KhairyEd Harris and Somalia Seaton

Director/Director Mentor Ned Glasier

Trainee Directors  Angie Pena Arenas, David Gilbert, Ibrahim Shote, Mona Lily

Designer Charley Fone

Project Assistant  Sahirrah Safit


Chicken Shop has been made possible by: