Continuing their commitment to building the theatre going community of tomorrow, the Tricycle Theatre announces the launch of Mapping Brent, a brand new initiative that will see six new theatre companies created – five for young people, and a sixth for all ages. This unique project will see the Tricycle work on a weekly basis with 6 satellite venues across its home borough of Brent in a bid to engage communities and participants – many of whom have not previously engaged in arts – on their ‘home turf’.
With the support of funding secured from Brent London Borough Council, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, John Lyons and Arts Council England, the Tricycle has been able to ensure attendance at all 6 theatre companies will be completely free of charge, enabling the companies to be fully accessible and open to all. Mapping Brent will take place across the borough, with workshops, events and activities taking place in Neasden, South Kilburn, Stonebridge, Wembley Park, Harlesden and Kilburn.
Twelve professional playwrights and directors from the across the industry have been engaged to lead the project. This will include Sonali Bhattacharyya, Cressida Brown, Toby Clarke, Tinuke Craig, Emma Dennis Edwards, Shereen Jasmin-Phillips, Chino Odimba, Nadia Papachronopoulou, Toby Peach, Somalia Seaton and Audrey Sheffield.
All six theatre companies – including one community company for all ages – are free of charge and fully accessible and open to all.
Indhu Rubasingham, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, said today “Today more than ever it is vital for us to give young people a voice and a platform to be heard. The work our young companies produce will tell us what matters to them, what’s on their mind and how they view the world today.
“We want to make a commitment to work with young people from across Brent, engage with people in their community and to form lasting relationships.”
To find out more about Mapping Brent and how you can get involved go to the Tricycle Theatre website or call their Creative Learning team on: 020 7625 0134
The Tricycle Takeover is made possible by the kind support of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
Tricycle Creative Learning is funded by John Lyon’s Charity
Press Road Youth Theatre is sponsored by Network Homes