West End Debut for ArtsEd Extra Youth Theatre


The ArtsEd Extra Youth Theatre is looking forward to making their West End debut this week, performing in the National Theatre’s Connections Festival – a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts. The company of young actors has come together from across West London and will perform Tim Etchells’ Status Update at Soho Theatre on 31 March at 7pm.

{image2}Status Update is an unflinching and amusing catalogue of the things teenagers learn, believe and appear to have sussed out about the world. It’s a challenging piece for ArtsEd Extra Youth Theatre’s first project as the entire cast remains on stage throughout the performance, relying on their ability to work together as an ensemble.

Director and Head of Part-Time Leaning, Jonathan Goodwin has watched the group step up successfully to the challenge: “I’ve seen a huge development in the skills level and confidence of the entire cast throughout this project. Each performer has shown a great commitment during rehearsals and as a result we’ve received amazing feedback from friends, family and representatives of the Soho Theatre and the National Theatre.”

Tickets for the performance at Soho Theatre are available here.

If you would like to be involved in similar projects please register your interest with Jonathan Goodwin jgoodwin@artsed.co.uk / 020 8987 6692


Image credit: Joe Thomas, Lighting Designer and Operator www.joethomasdesign.co.uk