Lyric Hammersmith 2019/20
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Join us for Rachel O’Riordan’s first season as Artistic Director at the Lyric.

Clean Break presents

Evolution 2019: Belong

07 ‐ 08 Mar 2019
Running time
45 mins

Esther, Frankie and Shiloh don’t know each other. Their lives are very different, and they don’t have any mutual friends.

But they do have one thing in common. Sometimes they all feel utterly alone.

This dynamic new play explores youth loneliness in London. Filled with hope, longing and lyricism, this is an unmissable theatrical debut from a vibrant young company.

A debut from bold new voices Carys Wright and River based on devised work by Brazen, Clean Break’s Young Artists, Belong was created as part of the Co-Op Foundation funded Youth Loneliness Project.

Created as part of the Co-Op Foundation funded Youth Loneliness Project.

The 08 March performance will be followed by a Post-Show Q&A. This will be chaired by Clean Break’s Participation Manager, Lorraine Maher and one of Belong’s playwrights, River.

Joining the panel will be:
Alexa Edelist, Theatre director and a senior trainee psychotherapist at the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy.
Jess Southgate, Policies Manager for Agenda Alliance, an organisation fighting for a society where women and girls can live their lives free from inequality, poverty and violence.
Lennina Ofori, Applied Theatre Practitioner and Youth Engagement Specialist, with over 10 years experience in the youthwork and youth justice field.
Andy Mortimer, representing the Co-Op’s Youth Loneliness Foundation.

The post show discussion will explore the impact of isolation on the mental health of young women and in particular those with experience of the criminal justice system.