July 14, 2022 Edge

The Booth Centre Theatre Company is back!

The Booth Centre Manchester Theatre Company is back!

You can read the full article posted by the Booth Centre here: https://www.boothcentre.org.uk/news/the-booth-centre-theatre-company-are-back

“She’s not the Queen, she’s a very naughty girl”: The Booth Centre Theatre company takes to the Edge Theatre stage with their most recent performance.

Last month, the curtains opened on the Booth Centre Theatre Company’s latest production “She’s Not the Queen, she’s a very naughty girl!”, presented in partnership with the Edge Theatre & Arts Centre Chorlton. The latest in a long line of truly brilliant performances created through this partnership, the play came highly anticipated- and did not disappoint! 

People who are homeless experience high levels of mental ill- health, and our Drama Programme, run in partnership with The Edge, is focused on improving mental health and wellbeing through workshops and performance. There is a wealth of evidence showing that participation in creative projects can keep people well, and through the past 11 years of our partnership with The Edge, we have seen first-hand how getting involved in the sessions can help individuals gain confidence, develop genuine dramatic skills, and overcome isolation and build connections.

Of the 15 cast members, 12 had experienced homelessness, and the connection between them as they shared tender moments, exchanged witticisms and executed spot-on comedic timing was a real testament to how performance can increase positive connectedness. Co-production is also central to this project with people supported to volunteer, help set up the group, lead elements of the sessions, and decide the theme, again helping to build confidence and improve wellbeing. 

You can find out more about our partnership with the Booth Centre here and our Manchester Theatre here: https://www.edgetheatre.co.uk/our-work-with-the-booth-centre/

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