With a mix of music, movement and real stories, ‘Another Brick In The Wall’ is a brutally honest performance about what a group of local teenagers are learning about themselves and about the world they live in.
Paper Birds’ Creative Learning Director Kylie Walsh said it was a really exciting opportunity: “It’s enabling the six secondary schools across Shepway to unite and work collaboratively on an artistic theatre project. Since last June my colleagues and I have been popping down to Folkestone at regular intervals, visiting all the different schools and workshopping with loads of year 8’s and loads of year 9’s.
Listen here to the interview with Kylie and 13-year-old participant Robin
15 of the students were then invited to become part of the Paper Birds' Young Company who have been meeting at the Quarterhouse for one week per month to make their original show.
One of the participants, 13-year-old Folkestone Academy student Robin, got involved because she thought it would be a good opportunity: “I’ve learnt a lot of stuff about drama. In this theatre piece I’m doing a speech about people on the internet influencing how people should look. And how the things they say and how they say them can affect a person, and how they can take that and interpret it on their own.“
Another Brick In The Wall will be showing over three days at the Quarterhouse.