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We are looking for participants to take part in an exciting young people’s production this Autumn.

In November, we will be filling our theatre with celebratory togetherness and a healthy dose of shade with our Taking Part production Sundown Kiki.  Sundown Kiki will bring the world of theatre and ballroom together in an explosive evening of music, dance, walking and partying Directed by Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, with Creative Direction from Jay Jay Revlon and Sound Design by XANA, Sundown Kiki will be a bold celebration of Queer South London in all its’ glory.

We are looking for local LGBTQ+ young people who are Black or from the Global Majority* to take part in this project and work with a professional creative team to create this bold new performance 

You will:

  • Work with a team of incredible professional artists to explore creative expression in all its’ forms.
  • Be part of a unique community of young people who are all interested in exploring aspects of their identity through theatre and performance.
  • Have the opportunity to take part in a range of different creative activities including acting, voguing and costume design.
  • Be part of developing a brand new piece of theatre.
  • Have the opportunity to perform on stage at the Young Vic in November.

You will be:

  • Aged 18 – 25 years old
  • LGBTQ+
  • Black or from the Global Majority (please see our definition of this below)
  • Live or study in Southwark or Lambeth
  • Have an interest in theatre and performance

Think you might be interested?

We are holding recruitment workshops for the project on Sat 19 and Sat 26 Jun, 11am – 4pm.

Come along to one of our recruitment workshops to find out more about the project, meet some of the professional artists you will be working with and take part in some fun creative activities. 

The recruitment workshops will be enjoyable and informative.  You’ll have fun, meet new people and get to know what taking part in the full project will involve.

Sign up to attend a recruitment workshop by clicking the button below. Please apply by Wed 16 Jun, 10am.

Covid Safety

The Young Vic is proud to be a certified ‘See It Safely’ venue, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre.  This means we are compliant with UK Government guidelines, and that you can visit us with confidence.

We take the safety of all our participants and artists seriously and have a number of safety precautions in place that are specifically relevant to workshops such as these.

You will be sent further information about these safety precautions before you attend your recruitment workshop.

If you have any questions about COVID safety, the recruitment workshops or the project more generally please email Lorna at

Key Information

There are two phases to the project – creative exploration and generating of ideas, followed by a rehearsal and performance process. 

Workshops and rehearsals will take place on Saturdays and Wednesday evenings, with some additional rehearsals in the two weeks before the performances.

Workshop & Rehearsal Dates

The workshop and rehearsal dates are:

Saturdays, 11am – 4pm

Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm

Saturdays, 11am – 4pm and Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm

Performances will take place between Fri 5 and Fri 12 Nov.  There will be some evening and some matinee performances.

More rehearsal dates may be added, but we will let you know of any additional dates well in advance.

*Black and Global Majority is a term that we use at the Young Vic in place of terminology such as 'Person of Colour' and 'BAME'. We acknowledge that there is no perfect wording to represent the complexities of each individual identity, and we know the term ‘Black and Global Majority’ is not perfect. However, it is the only definition at this present time which does not centre whiteness, and is also factually true - over 80% of the world’s population make up the Global Majority.