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.

See the full programme (PDF 1mb)
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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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Created by Ned Glasier, Emily Lim and the company

8 - 11 January 2015
Park Theatre

A fearless company of young people explore the workings of the teenage brain in this deeply moving and life-affirming piece of theatre.  Created with leading cognitive neuroscientists, Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Kate Mills, Brainstorm is a thrilling exploration of the most frustrating, chaotic and exhilarating changes that will ever happen to us. 
"One of the most powerful plays I have ever seen" 
Audience member, 2013
"Reminds us that teenagers and their brains harbour remarkable potential to change the world"
Psychologist Magazine, 2013  
Evenings: Thu - Sat  19:30
Matinees: Sat & Sun  15:00
Full  £12
Concessions  £8
Under 25s  £8
Age Guidance
11+ / Strong Language
Running Time
Approx 70 minutes


 Presented by Islington Community Theatre in association with Park Theatre.  

Developed with the support of the Wellcome Trust and the National Theatre Studio.