Catch22 supporter and script writer, Tara Jayne Manufor has written a musical drama about the issues young people face. The show takes place on Sunday 1 May at the Tabernacle Theatre in Notting Hill and all ticket profits will go to Catch22.
Tara Jayne is staging the production as part of her ITV Fixers project. ITV Fixers is a national media campaign which supports 16 to 25-year-olds to take action on issues they’re concerned about.
The drama, which focuses on one young man who has to make difficult choices about his future, addresses issues of gangs, violence and family breakdown.
Tara Jayne decided to donate profits from ticket sales to Catch22 after reading about our work with young people. Tara Jayne says:
‘When you’re young sometimes you feel like giving up. You need a push but that support isn’t always there anymore. I think that’s what Catch22 do; they help young people move forward.’
Tara Jayne studied creative writing at Kingston University and has since worked with director Mo Ali.
One of the stars of the drama is a young person from a Catch22 Talent Studio project. The event will feature cameos from familiar urban music stars such as Roachee, Stutta, Smurfie Syco, Little Dee and Priscilla Arden, plus special guest performances from A.L. and Dotstar.
1 May 2011
Tickets are £10 and available to buy from http://www.justgiving.com/forwardever