No Man’s Land was devised and performed by Brent Youth Theatre over five days, exploring and developing the themes of War Horse.
Focussing on the advancement of technology as weaponry, the group took us into the future. It was a world where robots and AI rendered humans useless , in the same way that the British cavalry were made irrelevant by machine guns, barbed wire and tanks.
To develop these themes the group discussed conflict and resolution in drama, built on trust exercises and developed the communication skills necessary for ensemble work. Their performance skills, boosted by some professional puppetry workshops with the National Theatre resulted in an arresting and thought provoking piece.
“Working with Troubadour Trust on No Man’s Land was absolutely fantastic. We have run a few holiday projects with our young people already and this definitely stood out as being the most rich in content. From start to finish they provided us with a connection to the National Theatre and incredible cast led workshops. Troubadour was incredibly easy to work with and accommodating to who our young people are.”
Natalyia Kharina, Unique Community