Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Da Boyz Production

The production of this Gang Culture play will be held in Kensington on the following days:

Friday 20th Feb 1.30pm and 8.00pm Kensington Fields Community Centre

Tuesday 24th Feb 7.30pm Edge Hill Youth Club.

There is no ticket invitation, just show up to which production suits your diaries.

" a boy is dead...gunned down by rival gang members whose killer is yet to be brought to justice. Police face another wall of silence as, once again, being a grass is seen as worse than the crime itself. Then another 16 year old boy is added to the list of fatalities. His distraught mother calls out to the people in the community to come together. Maureen, a local hairdresser, joins the Mothers Against Violence Campaign that springs up. She is sick of being dictated to by what she sees as a gang of snot nosed terrorists. Then to her horror, she discovers that her own son is deeply involved and she has tough decisions to make...."

Phil Redmond and Jimmy McGovern backed production. It's a hard hitting 60 minute play which explores all sides of the fence - the victim and perpetrators and the effects of gang culture is having on young people, families and communities.

It will be followed by a facilitated discussion where experiences can be shared and all voices will be heard.

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