Join the Voices Through Time theatre company! On the evening of Thursday 4 April 2024, the company will perform a semi-staged performance of a play at Hoxton Hall (130 Hoxton St, London, N1 6SH).

The play is the outcome of a theatre-making programme led by writer Brian Mullin and director Vicky Moran. The script was co-devised with a group of nine care experienced young people during workshops in Autumn 2023.

The play reveals the experiences of young people living in care today, as well as those who lived in the Foundling Hospital – Britain’s first home for children – in the 1700s and 1800s. The script, written by Brian Mullin, reflects the words, opinions and experiences of the young people who attended the workshops.

The performance will be staged at Hoxton Hall, and we’re super excited about it – it’s a beautiful music hall built in the 1800s, so the space will complement the play perfectly.

The performance will be directed by Vicky Moran. Vicky’s recent direction includes £1 Thursdays (Finborough Theatre), In the Net (Jermyn Street Theatre) and Khojaly (Union Theatre).

The project is open to you whether or not you have previous acting experience – either way, we’ll guide you through the process! Also, ‘care experienced’ might mean that a young person has lived in supported housing for three years, or in a foster placement for three days – all welcome!

We only have three rehearsal days before the performance. Therefore, we require a cast-iron commitment that you will attend all three days (for the whole day) and that you feel comfortable performing in front of an audience more than 100 people.

The Commitment

Anyone who signs up to this performing project is committing to:

  • Performing in a staged reading of the play at Hoxton Hall on Thursday 4 April (evening).
  • Three full days of rehearsals, taking place at Hoxton Hall during the Easter holidays:
    Tuesday 2 April (10am-5pm)*
    Wednesday 3 April (10am-5pm)*
    Thursday 4 April (10am-5pm)*
  • An induction Zoom call with the rest of the theatre company (date/time TBC)

*Please note that the rehearsal times may change.

Food will be provided at each rehearsal and before the performance. Expenses for travel to and from the venue will be reimbursed where a receipt is provided.

Please sign up to the acting project by completing the form below.

Please sign up ASAP. The team will be in touch to let you know if you’ve been selected to perform, and to confirm the rehearsal dates/times by Thursday 29 March.

The Theatre-Making Project is part of the Voices Through Time: The Story of Care programme, made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.