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King's Theatre lifts the curtain on its Cultural Olympiad production


Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) is hosting one of the most ambitious, nationwide, new writing projects seen in recent years to form an integral part of the London 2012 Festival, and the project is coming to The King’s Theatre on Saturday 1st September for one performance only. The festival which brought together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK, culminates here at the King’s which was one of just eight venues across the country taking and the ONLY Scottish venue involved. 

The aim of the project is to connect with young people from diverse backgrounds with limited experience of arts engagement through the King’s Theatre’s Creative Learning Department. Individuals will acquire new skills based on the discipline of acting, working with professional artists, theatre staff and peer groups in a cultural workplace and self management.  We are the only venue in Scotland taking part and the project will be performed by 110 children 

The Ripple Effect will be a vibrant piece of new writing being premiered in different regions of the UK. The ATG Foundation has commissioned award-winning Playwright Ursula Rani Sarma to work closely with young people across the nation to deliver this original piece of work.  

Ursula is a critically acclaimed Writer whose plays have been performed, published and translated extensively in the UK and Ireland and on the international stage. Prior to The Ripple Effect, Ursula has written for illustrious companies such as The National Theatre and The Traverse Theatre amongst others. Ursula will be working with young people across the UK to produce five short plays that are linked thematically and loosely inspired by the concept of the Olympic Truce. Each piece will stand alone and will also fit together chronologically to deliver a complete full length play.

PERFORMANCE DETAILS
Saturday 1st September @ 7pm
Tickets: £6 - £15
Box Office 0844 871 7648 (Bkg fee)
www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)

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