kilburn (not london) is a new audio play by playwright and participation producer Simon Marshall, inspired and dramaturged by care-experienced young people and lgbtq+ young people in Derbyshire. it is available to listen for free on this site, or by searching wherever you get your podcasts
the play launched as part of In Good Company’s Check In Festival in May 2021. you can listen to the whole production for free here. there is a captioned version available too. at the bottom of the screen is a music player where you can listen to original songs from the soundtrack, as well as some surprise gems from Lucy James.
in creating the show, the team worked alongside a workshop group from Plus One - a Derby-based organisation which provides care-experienced young people the chance to experience live performance, get involved in creative work, and express themselves through mentoring with artists. over the course of the project, they each produced a Creative Identity Diary of their writing work. these can be viewed here and can be read alongside the audio drama.
we would like to thank Arts Council England, Boundless Theatre, In Good Company, & New Perspectives Theatre Company for their support during the production process. Special thanks go to Derbyshire LGBT+ and their Youth Services Groups, Plus One and John Flamsteed Community School for taking part and sharing their writing.
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