a collaboration between the BBC and Arts Council England, linking theatres and community groups.
|Not Quite Gospel||20050520|
Jodie Johnson is a teenager who sings in her local Gospel Choir but has ideas about moving into the big bad world of commercial music.
Carol Leeming developed her play in partnership with the Leicester Haymarket Theatre and a project working with young people in danger of offending or underachieving.
The play tells the story of Shari, a teenager who has been labelled as difficult and lazy.
As her problems come to a head, it becomes clear that she has been misunderstood.
By Vincent Cleghorne.
The generation gap explored with sharp wit and wisdom in the unusual setting of an older peoples' tea club in Bootle.
Director Polly Thomas
|The Armour Of Immanuel||20060823|
By Edson Burton.
Winnie's son Immanuel was murdered six months ago in a road rage incident.
Today her grandson is coming to visit for the first time since the funeral.
Immanuel was a good son but he had secrets, just like his mother.
And today Winnie is going to find out the truth about his life - and his death.
Mr Powell....Geff Francis
Director Mary Ward-Lowery.
|The Healing Pool||20050513|
FRANCEsca Beard's play is a warm, funny and unsettling story about exile, loneliness and friendship, developed in association with Hampstead Theatre and a LONDON group for African women who are HIV positive.
Clem and Nora must addend meetings with Dr Charlotte Martin, who thinks these women would lead healthier, stress free lives back home in Africa.