Premiere of a new work by Jamila
When I was asked to write a play for the Links Youth Theatre Group the first thing I did was meet the students to find out what kind of issues they were interested in. They had been discussing memory, and memory is always interesting: how no one remembers something the same way; how memory changes with age; how in old age, it is common for us to feel that though we may be one age outside, inside we might be quite a different age.
The students went away and explored memory with their family - especially their older relatives, and came back with very interesting tales to tell. I quickly realised how I wanted to weave in their stories. I didn't attempt to portray faithful accounts, but was excited by notions of time, place and sense of home. It is set between 1940- 2003 covering three generations with romance , aspiration and frustration - and not forgetting, that, whatever plans and expectations one can confidently look forward to, beware the grape of destiny that can upset everything.
Links Youth Theatre presents
THE GRAPE OF DESTINY
by Jamila Gavin
Tuesday 28 June @ 7.30pm & Wednesday 29 June @ 2.00pm
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2JQ
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