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We're celebrating 25 years of Taking Part with a joyous season of work created with our local communities. Find out more.

Now is the time to say nothing
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Now Is The Time To Say Nothing

Presented by Young Vic Taking Part

24 August 4pm, 7pm, 9.30pm
25 August 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9.30pm
26 August 11am, 4pm, 7pm, 9.30pm
27 August 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, 9.30pm
28 August 11am, 4pm, 7pm, 9.30pm
29 August 11am

Running time: 45 mins 

The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh

Now Is The Time To Say Nothing explores the bloody conflict in Syria through the eyes of young Londoners in a collaboration with Syrian filmmaker Reem Karssli. Reem’s film Every Day Every Day documents the harsh realities of everyday life in Damascus, while thousands of miles away, we’re confronted with the way we connect to devastation on the other side of the television screen.

Featuring moving video and a stunning soundscape, this powerful and immersive Young Vic Taking Part production plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a strictly limited run.

"Cunningly constructed and heartfelt"
The Guardian

Direction Caroline Williams 
Sound Design Keir Vine 
Video May Abdalla 
Film Reem Karssli
Participation Projects Manager Sharon Kanolik 
Production Manager Nick Slater 
Stage Manager Steve Andrews 
Production Assistants Adrian Gardner and Scarlet Wallis 

In collaboration with young people from Dost who are based at the Trinity Centre East Ham and Thought Train (Young Vic young people) from Lambeth and Southwark. 

Young Vic young people
Yiga Cowie 
Denneil Dunbar 
Femi Fuwad Adenola 
Sohaila Ferrier 
Edward Garlick 
Anastasia Ikpedighe 
Riona Millar 
Ernesto Reyes Fox 
Monty Taylor 
Alice Tyrrell

"Cunningly constructed and heartfelt"
The Guardian