Thanks to Mariana at SPID for putting a few words together for the City Living, Local Life supported Connections performance!
Based in the community rooms of the Grade II* listed Kensal House estate, Ladbroke Grove, SPID (Specially Produced Innovatively Directed) create immersive theatrical experiences in non-traditional spaces.
SPID create professional shows as well as youth shows and films made by young people, for young people. Performances do not usually take place on a stage, instead the space which cast and audience share is the stage. SPID champion this popular and accessible form of ‘wraparound’ theatre as a means to strengthen local communities and involve local residents in the research, creation and performance of their shows.
SPID are delighted to have been selected to take part in the National Theatre’s Connections youth festival 2015 and are now in rehearsals at Kensal House for a production of Hood by leading playwright Katherine Chandler. Hood is a contemporary retelling of Robin Hood set on an estate and written especially for young people. Hood tells the story of a modern day hero ‘Robyn Hood’ who is determined to keep her family together, whatever it takes.
There are 230 groups of young people aged 13-19 taking part in Connections nationwide and 10 productions will be chosen to be performed at the National Theatre.
This latest offering from SPID promises to give audiences an exciting and unique theatrical experience. The show will be performed on the 13th and 14th of March 7.30pm at Kensal House and also on the 28th of March at the Soho Theatre -don’t miss out! Ticketing information to be announced shortly on the SPID website: spidtheatre.com.