Crongton Knights Youth Festival
Pilot Theatre presents the world premiere adaptation of Crongton Knights (Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Winner) in co-production with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre and York Theatre Royal.
Living on the South Crongton estate has its worries – and life for McKay has been even tougher since his mum died. McKay never asks for trouble … But when the magnificent six set out to help a friend in trouble, much larger problems come their way.
During one madcap night of adventure and danger, he finds out with the help of a few good friends nothing is impossible and lessons learned the hard way are ones you’ll never forget. That’s when a crew becomes a family.
Crongton Knights addresses contemporary issues that young people confront on a daily basis presenting a range of moral dilemmas where characters are forced to make choices for good or for bad.
This production offers young people an opportunity to see themselves reflected in stories on stage whilst the characters’ diverse backgrounds and life experiences allows young audiences to learn about and empathise with others.
Get involved with the Youth Festival
Your students will have their own unique response to the story and themes of Crongton Knights. We want to bring these responses to our stage.
Young & Talented, Pilot Theatre and Theatre Peckham are collaborating to bring artists into your education setting to support students to create and perform their own, unique work.
Selected groups will work in an artist discipline of their choice to create a 10 minute response piece to be performed over a two day festival at Theatre Peckham celebrating young people’s creativity.
This project can be delivered as part of curriculum sessions or as an extracurricular project. The group can be made up of one year group/class or multiple, different year groups.
We will work with selected groups to design the project to be bespoke to the needs and interests of your group.
For further information or if you want to send your application, please contact Catherine Palmer, Creative Learning Associate: firstname.lastname@example.org