I was recently a co-director with Segun Olaiya on the START Programme at The Lyric Hammersmith. I worked with 10 extraordinary young people and a brilliant team to make a show that explored the idea of fame, freedom and what you would give up to have get back the things you have lost.
10 contestants. 1 host. The world watching. Welcome to the ALPHA Games.
They were seduced into the ALPHA Games with the promise of riches, big prizes and freedom. The truth however is darker than they could have ever imagined. This is no ordinary game show. Who is Alpha? What will it take to win the game?
Remember, Alpha’s word is final.
The Lyric is a theatre with a national reputation for delivering life-changing programmes for young people. Their flagship programme for marginalised 16 to 21 year olds is START, an accredited six week training course for NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people with the aim of re-engaging them in education, employment or training. It is is a learning alternative which challenges participants to change behaviours which have previously prevented them from succeeding in mainstream education settings using drama to identify, explore and address the underlying causes of their disengagement. They broaden their perspectives by developing a range of characters and scenarios and rehearsing alternative behaviours in a safe environment.
For more information about START click here.