We are delighted to share with you this hugely exciting and important event coming to Luton as part of the People Power Passion Programme.
We are incredibly proud of all the NGYT young people that are involved and can't wait to see the whole cast on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th August 2019 in Luton.
Huge thanks to Marcus and the team for encouraging and supporting our young people to get involved and have their voices heard by their community.
In 1919, during the Luton Peace Riots, 39 people were arrested for standing up for themselves. They were all working class poor. In Justice 39 we meet those brave men and women who ask us: has anything changed? This is a new work developed by Marcus Romer and Simon Poulter as part of People Power Passion, a new programme from Luton Borough Council. Justice 39 is co-commissioned by Revoluton Arts, who are also hosting the artists and some of the workshops.
The production includes new writing by three leading contemporary writers – Roy Williams OBE, Atiha Sen Gupta and James McDermott. With direction by Suzann McLean and music by Bafta winning Sandy Nuttgens.
The artists will work with young people from Luton to connect these historic events with contemporary social justice issues of our time. The work asks two simple questions – from 1919 – what did they stand up for? And from 2019 – what would you stand up for now.
Rehearsals for Justice 39 are gathering pace! There is still plenty of opportunity for you to get involved. All sessions are held at Tokko, 7 Gordon St, Luton, LU1 2QP.
No booking needed, just come along to a session to find out more, or email us on email@example.com or contact Revoluton Arts (our co-commissioners) for a chat on