THEATRE OF DEBATE

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THEATRE OF DEBATE

Y Touring Theatre Company uses a rich mix of live performance and digital technology to engage audiences in an informed debate around the outcomes of the latest scientific research. Our work explores themes and questions that will shape our futures and that we all need to have a say in. We do this in a format which brings the arts, science and technology together - Theatre of Debate®. On this site you can explore our current and future work and you will be able to tap into some of the resources that we have created to take the debate beyond live theatre.

'Hungry' on the big screen

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Xavier played by Michael Andres-Tejada Da and Ashley played by Sam Hudson in the film of Y Touring's production of 'Hungry' by Sarah Daniels

The film of 'Hungry'' Y Touring's latest Theatre of Debate production by Sarah Daniels will be screened at this year's kings College London, Feed Your Mind festival. The screening will take place on Wednesday March 12th at 5 pm. There will be an after screening conversation with Prof Angela Mcfarlane, Visiting Professor, King's College, University of Bath and University of Bristol and Dr Paul Fraser PhD, Senior Lecturer in Physiology - chaired by Nigel Townsend.

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Y Touring's production of 'Hungry' by Sarah Daniels at the Edinburgh international Science Festival 2014

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Ashley played by Sam Hudson and played by Jemma Churchill in the film of Y Touring's production of 'Hungry' by Sarah Daniels

'Hungry' Y Touring's latest Theatre of Debate production by Sarah Daniels will be performed live at this year's Edinburgh international Science Festival at the brand new festival hub at Summerhall

Dates: From Thu 10 Apr – Sat 12 Apr
Times: 1.00pm, 3.00pm

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January 2014 'Hungry' by Sarah Daniels - Touring

Hungry
In 2014 Y Touring celebrates it's 25th year with a National tour of 'Hungry' a specially commissioned play by acclaimed playwright Sarah Daniels. 'Hungry', a comedy tells the story of two very different UK families whose lives are interlinked, exploring the themes of under nutrition, diabetes, obesity and the recent debate around sugary drinks.

This Theatre of Debate® programme is designed for a whole year group aged 14 plus and consists of a stimulating performance and a thought-provoking, facilitated audience debate around food and behaviour change, enhanced by electronic voting technology. In addition the project is supported by preparatory worksheets and follow up resources, available online.

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Y Touring works with 'I'm a Scientist' for the Hungry Tour

I’m a Scientist is a free online event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists. For the Hungry 2014 tour, I am a Scientist are working with Y Touring to provide an opportunity for your students to engage directly online with real scientists.

I am a scientist have created The Hungry Zone on their website for our audiences to explore the science behind Hungry in depth through asking questions raised by the play to real scientists who are currently researching about hunger and obesity. Online audiences will be able to ask the I am a Scientist team of 5 food and nutrition experts, questions and have half an hour live chats with the experts from January until Easter 2014.

To find out more, email to
Adele Geddes


The Food Debate

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The Future of Food Debate, April 24th 2013. Graphical interpretation by Shakeeb Abu Hamdan.

Y Touring's creative process involves the input of experts from our project expert group. On the Wednesday 24th April 2013, members of the 'Hungry'expert group, joined playwrights Sarah Daniels, Abi Bown, Fynn Kennedy, Sally Lewis and Fiona Doyle in an interactive debate exploring issues around food and behaviour change.

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Solve the 'Hungry' puzzle

November 1st 2013 Y Touring lecture for Digital October

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Digtial October presenter Yulia Lesnikova introduces Nigel Townsend

On November 1st, Nigel Townsend Artistic Director Y Touring Theatre Company, Ben Musgrave playwright and author of 'Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges' (Y Touring’s current production) offered a digital lecture as part of the Knowledge Stream project for Digital October live in Moscow.

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October 2014 Y Touring at the Bloomsbury Festival

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Sam Hudson as Ashley, Carol Macready as Ruby, Richard Linley as Xavier, Heather Bleasdale as Suzanna in a reading of Hungry by Sarah Daniels

The Bloomsbury Festival is a free celebration that draws 50,000 people to London’s most inspiring cultural quarter. With a theme of vitality, this year’s festival was a journey of discovery for mind, body and imagination. As part of this year’s event Y Touring , Central YMCA's touring theatre company hosted a series of events at our OneKX centre over the week around Arts, Science and Technology in particular on theme of the Future of Food - highlights included a first public reading of acclaimed playwright Sarah Daniel's new play Hungry, talks, workshops and performances by Prof Sophie Scott and 'London Road' actor Duncan Wisbey , Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock , Guardian man of the year Prof Tim Lang (food policy) Johnathan McGowan the 'Roadkill man', Science busking by 123 ignite and drop in 3D printing.

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Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges - on the big screen

A scene from the film Stunted trees and Broken Bridges featuring Tom Leach as Miles

"A chance to participate in excellent live theatre that is thought provoking and a worthwhile use of time- lots of meaningful follow up could be done in several curriculum areas.'
Teacher, Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges 2013 Tour


Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges
is a new play by award winning writer Ben Musgrave (Breathing Country). Y Touring toured Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges in Spring 2013 , a film of a live performance is now available for schools.

Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges targets pupils aged 14+ and engages its audiences in an informed debate about the ethical, social and legal issues arising from the development and impact of 'emerging neurotechnologies'. The production also explores the profound questions raised for personality, identity, responsibility and liberty, by progress in neuroscience.

This Theatre of Debate® film is supported by preparatory worksheets and follow up resources, available online.

To find out how to obtain the film
Stunted Trees and Broken Bridges email Adele Geddes

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