AMBREEN RAZIA presents
POT, written by Ambreen Razia, explores the landscape of Britain’s invisible children, adrift in the care system and inadvertently impacted by gang culture.
Following three sold out First Bite Performances we are planning to tour the full production and UK tour in 2018.
Commissioned by Ovalhouse, supported by Stratford Circus.
From the team who brought the Black Thetare Live tour of The Diary of a Hounslow Girl across the UK . Writer Ambreen Razia returns with her second play, POT, exploring the landscape of Britain’s invisible children, adrift in the care system and inadvertently impacted by gang culture.
Ambreen has developed a passion for telling stories which were on her my doorstep but rarely ever seen in the mainstream. Excited by some of the stories she's heard by the young people she'd taught, it's now a mission of hers to carry their voices on to our stages and make sure that the theatre industry is accessible enough to provide seats to the voices and communities in which it portrays.
Louisa wakes up in a flat on her estate surrounded by debris from last night’s blow out. Her boyfriend, Josh’s effort to conceal last night’s events is faltering. With the front door sealed and no signal on her phone, she realises she is not alone. Is Miles her means to get back to the world and reclaim her existence?
Pot was inspired by Ambreen's work surrounding Gang culture as a facilitator, and also the likes of Tracey Millers autobiography 'Sour' and the Britain's forgotten children season on channel 4.
The play explores questions which need answers:
- Why are young people who come from care falling into Gang culture?
- Why is their sense of belonging not being met?
- Does society provide enough rehabilitation programmes and opportunities for our young people?
POT explores these questions through the characters which gives audiences a greater personal and intimate insight as to why ‘Gang culture’ is on the rise and why young people who come from care often turn to crime.