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Unique Community - Still Here

In a series of interviews, we are chatting to artists involved with the 2024 Wandsworth Fringe. The Fringe Festival runs from 7th until 23rd June. 

In this interview, we chat with Unique Community about Still Here.

Where did your arts career begin?
My arts career began in sixth form 17 years ago when I finally decided that I wanted to chance trying to get into Drama School. I then went to the RCSSD open day and instead of going into the performing arts course presentation I decided on a whim to go into the Applied Theatre one instead - the rest is history. I fell in love with the idea of community theatre there and then and haven't looked back since! 
What can you tell me about your show?
Our show Still Here has been made in collaboration with people from Ukraine and Afghanistan. Set in a waiting room it explores the agony of ongoing war and/or political instability - once the world seems to have moved on. It also invites the audience to learn, understand and continue to support causes around the world, a bit like a gentle call to action. 

Where did the idea for the show come from?
The idea emerged from devising sessions where we were exploring what's happening with the groups now and what they want to say to the world. 
How do you prepare for a performance?
Lots of coffee, lots of exercise, practice practice practice and always lots of treats! 
What is the message of your show?
To remember that there are people around the world living in circumstances completely outside of their control and our continued support for them is important because if it was us we would want the same. 
If you were a biscuit, what would you be and why?
Chocolate Hobnob!
Can you describe the show in three words?
Hopeful, honest, enlightening
When can people see the show and follow the journey beyond?
21st - 23rd June at The Arches in Putney & they can follow our journey via our instagram @uniquecommunitycharity

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