To celebrate 25 years of Taking Part, our three strands (Learning, Participation and Neighbourhood Theatre) created a promenade performance piece that shines a light on the voices and stories of our community members. Of The Cut was led by a team of multi-disciplinary creatives, fusing film, stage, sound, imagery and story together through the lens of magical realism. Of The Cut provided an insight into the many lives lived on and around The Cut, and also explore what the next 25 years has in store for our vibrant community.
The performance began at the Young Vic, then took groups to parts of The Cut, including Southwark College and St Andrews, Waterloo.
Writers Yasmin Joseph and the Company
Director Philip J Morris
Creative Director TEA films
Designer Natalie Pryce
Sound and Music Nicola T. Chang
Assistant Producer Jordi M. Carter
Trainee Assistant Director Déviniat Adedibu
Stage Manager Emily Behague
Deputy Stage Manager Phyllys Egharevba
Assistant Stage Manager Leelah McEvoy
With Mari Akintokun, Chieko Allen, Yafet Amanuel, Ramirez Booker, Boma Braide, Satch Chauhan, Chantel Davis, Chloé Delanney, Moe Farah, Ibrahim Galadima, Annie Greenslade, Mohamed Kamara, Valia Katsi, Angie Lieu, Linda Long, Deborah E Mali Smith, Jenny Marshall, Agnes V. Moricz, Nana Oforiwaa Osei-Bonsu, Adar Owuna, Danlu Peng, Matilde Sazio, Michael Sookhan, Charlie Tantam, Craig James Walker, Debbie Williams, and Maggie Woodall
Watch this space for an upcoming TEA films documentary on the process of creating this phenomenal show!
Of The Cut is generously supported by IHS Markit.
Production Photography - Aaron Imuere