In an exciting new development, Sussex University and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation agreed to fund further development of THE GIRLS in 2012. A script was written by award winning playwright, Ray Harrison Graham, based on the young cast’s life experiences. These stories, in their own words, were developed during improvisation workshops through the summer of 2011 and further refined by Ray this year. Working with the same young performers, this stunning piece is reaching its full theatrical potential and we hope to take it on tour this year and next, with a return to a bigger London venue in Summer 2013.
The recent show ran for three weeks, starting 17th September at the Bussey Building, near Peckham Rye station. This venue hosted the hugely successful Theatre Local programme run by the Royal Court this year.
We would like to thank our sponsors in 2011, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and the Tudor Trust. Special thanks go to our continuing funders at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and to the Psychology research team at Sussex University.
Listen to this BBC World Service piece about our recent show, in Peckham in October 2012: