A dynamic theatre company for 14-25 year olds.
Each term the Young Company develop performance skills through free weekly workshops, before putting them into practice in professionally supported performances here at Southwark Playhouse.
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Who can Join?
Southwark Playhouse Young Company is for young people aged 14 – 25.
Our 14 -18 year olds meet on Saturdays from 12.30 – 2pm and the 19-25 year olds on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 – 9.00pm.
To join please complete and submit an application form which can be found here.
Our weekly workshops are open to all, although priority is given to those who live, work, or go to school in Southwark. Please note that we will not offer places to anyone who has had professional training or is represented by an agent, and that spaces are limited.
Charterhouse in Southwark
The D’oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Bermondsey Square Community Fund
Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
14-18 year olds: Sat 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
19-25 year olds: Wed 6.30pm – 9.00pm.
Dates for 2016 – 2017
14 – 18 Young Company: Saturday 17th September – Saturday 10th December 2016
19 – 25 Young Company: Wednesday 21st September – Wednesday 14th December 2016
All of our workshops are held in The Tiny, our dedicated rehearsal room and education space here at the Playhouse, about 3 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle Tube, and 6 minutes from Borough.
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Young Company Productions
Southwark Playhouse Young Company offers local young people and emerging artists the opportunity to perform at one of London’s leading Off West End venues.
Press Quotes about Previous Shows:
‘The cast feels like a tight-knit unit, which is half the battle in producing a piece this admirable…Fugee is a piece that’s well on its way to something remarkable.”
A Younger Theatre
‘the performances bewitch…’
Bargain Theatre Land
‘…like no other cast I had seen before. They were all animated and forceful with a mix
of nationalities and backgrounds, yet the group felt like a community –
very much like London itself.’
A Younger Theatre
‘the considerable energy and commitment of Southwark Playhouse’s fresh-faced
Young Company…it’s hard not to be swept up with their lust for life.’
‘Southwark Playhouse’s young company meshing together in fine ensemble work’
‘Be sure you see the next show this company puts on.’
‘Southwark Playhouse’s Young Company contribute vibrantly… Dizzying…’
‘Truly an ensemble piece…the modern music echoed the urgency and vigour of the
A Younger Theatre
And from Twitter…
As always when the name ‘Kate Tempest’ is on the billing,
was pretty blown away last night by @YoCoSwkPlay‘s #Wasted!
Peer Gynt at Southwark Playhouse. Very impressed and loving bankers as Trolls
The Arsonists. Southwark Playhouse. Short, sharp, absurd and deservedly sold out
One of the best pieces of youth theatre I have ever seen. Funny oddly precedent,
filled with cracking performances
Young Company Projects:
Southwark Playhouse Young Company regularly develop new bespoke projects to create performances and opportunities that connect with our local community.
The Young Company are always seeking new opportunities to develop new work with other theatre companies and artists, arts organisations and charities. If you have an idea, or are interested in developing a project you think the Young Company could contribute to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Starboard Festival
The Young Company production of Tellerwas performed as part of the inaugural Starboard Festival at the Brighton Open Air Theatre.
CineLive: What’s The Grey Matter With Gregory?
This was an immersive theatre production in conjunction with CineLive and the BFI. Across six weeks fourteen YoCo members took part in workshops and rehearsals led by director Oliver Hymans, leading to a final performance at the London Nautical School.
Elephants Never Forget:
Young Company members delivered a programme of participatory arts workshops in
local schools to develop a new piece of Theatre-In-Education exploring the history of the Elephant and Castle area through several of its’ famous former residents.
The Young Company devised a new piece of street theatre for The Bankside Bastille Day Festival. In 2012 they used STOMP-style percussion skills to tell the story of the French Revolution set in a London Kitchen in Brigade de Cuisine: Recipe for a Revolution, and in 2013 You Say You Want a Revolution? involved a door, bubbles and a very angry cyclist.
Interactive Dickens Walks:
As part of Every Human Creature, the Young Company partnered with Coutours to create invisible theatre performances at sites across Southwark inspired by the work of Charles Dickens as part of the bicentenary celebrations of Dickens In The Borough.