05 August 2015

The cancellation of Homegrown

Why was Homegrown, a National Youth Theatre play about the radicalisation of young people in the East End, cancelled? There are echoes of familiar debates about the causes of radicalisation itself in the heated discussion provoked by this piece in the Guardian.

Homegrown was devised as an immersive, promenade style play exploring what drove young people to join ISIS. Back in June Paul Roseby, artistic director of the NYT, explained why he thought the project was important:

.... The NYT website doesn’t explain why the play has now been cancelled. However a report in The Stage includes a statement suggesting that the production wasn’t up to the required standard: [Harry’s Place] Read more