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A Young Vic Taking Part film in partnership with Blackfriars Settlement

Imagine a world where you can take your power back and use all the things perceived as your disadvantage, for your good….

The host of Even At Our Age, Saturday night TV’s sensational matchmaking show, disappears. Four of the gameshow contestants are interrogated. What entails is a hilarious murder mystery, as the contestants reclaim their strength and power from a patronising, dismissive society.

This dark and mischievous take on gameshows and secret societies was written by Tolani Shoneye (My White Best Friend) for members of Blackfriars Settlement’s Positive Ageing group. Directed by Jade Lewis (Quarter Life Crisis, Superhoe), the film reflects the enthusiasm, bravery and creativity of its cast members. 

Even At Our Age was produced to mark the conclusion of Taking Part’s TWENTY TWENTY project, a year-long collaboration with three extraordinary community organisations working in Lambeth and Southwark, launched to foster in-depth creative relationships with local people.

#EvenAtOurAge #TWENTYTWENTY

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Cast & Creatives

Alice Barbara Clarke
Investigator Duncan Reddington
Flora Gerry Daniels
Indy Lee Kempster
Host Richard N. Russell
and Charles 'Charlie' Browne

Writer Tolani Shoneye
Director Jade Lewis
Designer Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Sound Designer Xana
Movement Director Corinne Meredith
Costume Supervisor Sarah Hamza
Sound Supervisor Kyle MacPherson
Production Manager Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng
Assistant Directors Ashen Gupta and Ben Quashie*
Design Assistant Phyllys Egharevba
Costume Technician Alex Kanini-Parsons
Production Assistant George Mills
Executive Producer Shereen Jasmin Phillips
Producer Lucy Dear
Assistant Producers Esme Allman and Jamel Alatise

For TEA Films
Director of Photography Dan Hipkin 
Cinematography Dan Hipkin, Oliver Bury, Joey Julliard
Editor Oliver Bury

Subtitled by Stagetext
Audio described by Eleanor Margolies and Miranda Yates
Sound engineering for the audio description by Gary Giles

Ambassadors Ariyon Bakare, Erin Doherty, Bernardine Evaristo and Cllr Sonia Winifred 

Special Thanks

All staff at Young Vic
Sieglinde Cosias and Tina Johnston
All staff at Blackfriars Settlement
and to all the Blackfriars Settlement participants who contributed to TWENTY TWENTY from the beginning of the project

Supported by:
American Express
Boshier-Hinton Foundation
Lambeth Council Arts and Culture at Risk Fund
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Southwark Council COVID19 Community Fund
*Funded through the Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Scheme

In honour of Lesley Gay