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photos by Paul Blakemore.

Bassett

Written By James Graham, Directed by Jouvan Fucinni

This production of Bassett was performed by members of the Belgrade Theatre’s groundbreaking work related learning programme, Acting Out from 1 – 3 May 2014

Locked in by a teacher who has had enough, the students of the Citizenship class at Wootton Bassett School are frustrated. Tensions run high as another repatriation of fallen British soldiers is happening along the high street and this one’s more personal than most.

As their confinement grows more claustrophobic, the pupils begin to see things differently, asking questions about conflicts, their country, and themselves.

James Graham’s Bassett is a pacey, funny and urgent play that shows the struggles of young people who have inherited a world at war.

See below an interview with the shows director, Jouvan Fucinni

Acting Out is the Belgrade’s Work-Related Learning programme that works with young people who are not achieving their full potential within the mainstream education system. It provides them with an opportunity to participate in drama, dance and performing arts business activities based at the theatre.