Cardboard Citizens' 'Life Ain't No Musical' feat. Jason Barton





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Published on Jul 17, 2012


Life Ain't No Musical
28 July 2011

Thu 28th & Fri 29th July
Fri 29th July

When emotion is too strong for speech we sing, when emotion is too strong for song, we dance.

Join us for the premiere of this original ensemble show devised by the ACT NOW company featuring live music by acclaimed Jazz musician Arun Ghosh.

ACT NOW is Cardboard Citizens' youth theatre programme. This year-long series of weekly workshops leading to performances is combined with individual support and guidance to help young people move out of homelessness. Working with our partner organisations, we support young people to make positive changes in their lives: this can go from securing a qualification to joining a training course or getting into volunteering and employment. Life Ain't No Musical is this year's final show.

Some post-performance comments:

"The performance last night was just brilliant. It's so rare to see an arts project balance personal emotional benefits for the participants with real artistic value, and this project has really achieved the best in both fields. And the participants had clearly risen to the challenge: it was clear how well-rehearsed the perfomance was and how much dedicated work had gone into it, and what very very great talent the participants have.

It was great, too, to see a play around the issues faced by young people at risk that actually said something new about them. The participants had come at the subject from a whole new angle and with a very mature approach, and I think everyone watching will have learned a lot about how and why young people come to be homeless, and about the emotions behind those events." (audience member)

"...a performance that was stellar on every level. The beats will be in our heads for weeks!" (audience member)

"These young people (and the hundreds of others who are helped by this project each year), have been given a chance to impact their own lives and ours too. The whole group deserves the biggest round of applause." (Dominick, www.theatrethoughts.com)


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