Though This Be Madness
Written by Avaes Mohammad, Directed by Yasmin Sidhwa
“Nationally, 1 in 200 children is excluded from school, but 1 in 2 of the prison population was excluded when at school.” The Difference Charity UK
‘Though This Be Madness’ written by Avaes Mohammad, directed by Yasmin Sidhwa, in association with Oxford Playhouse, was co-created with young people, using compelling physical theatre to present a moving and authentic exploration of what lies behind the headlines. Plugged into headphones - a world of spoken word, music, podcasts and rap that underscores their lives. Tachia, Cass and Mickey have ended up outside the mainstream, labelled, boxed in. Can they escape this life and find a way out or will they get drawn into the dangers lurking, waiting to pounce on the vulnerable and isolated? Though This Be Madness unravels what is happening to young people in relation to education, exclusion, gang grooming and too often, a pipeline to prison. Can we change the story?
The Roundhouse, London
MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton