Once It’s Over The Audience Will Cheer

Once It’s Over The Audience Will Cheer is an ambitious interactive performance with a cast of young people from the Arcola Youth Theatre. Exploring the relationship between performer and audience, the production posed questions to the physical audience, plus those watching in two public screenings and online. Aspiring directors had the opportunity to affect the performance in surprising ways via Twitter hashtags. #Exciting.


Devised by the company

Directed by Nick Connaughton, Brian Mullin, Olly Hawes

Assistant Directors: Alex Van Murphy, Silvanna Mammone, Ross Crosby

Joe Davidson
Jack de Denay
Beth Foster-Ogg
McKenzie Frazer
Atlanta Thomas
Lila May
Phoebe Alabaster Calderbank
Scarlett Inglefield-Malone
Betty Pearce
Frank Holland
Mae Slade
Jessie Smith
Tom Ramsden
Ester Harbour

Q&A Host: Joe Sims

Featuring the music of The Last Skeptik, taken from the album Thanks For Trying. Available now on iTunes and other online retailers.

Series Producer for Hackney Live
Seb White

Gallery Director
Peter Linnemann

Curated by Arcola Theatre for Hackney Live

Arcola Theatre:
Creative Engagement Manager – Nick Connaughton

Arcola Theatre

Web development
Forward Create

Social media management
Gary Hartley

Hackney Council
Commissioner – Petra Roberts
Cultural Development Team

With special thanks to Arcola Theatre, Ravensbourne University, and Forward Create.

All music courtesy of The Last Skeptic. From the album Thanks for Trying.

Set and lighting courtesy of the current production of In Skagway (06 Feb – 01 Mar 2014). Design by Natasha Piper, Lighting Design by Katharine Williams. Many thanks to the producers KTR Productions in association with Gúna Nua.

Arcola Theatre would like to thank: Emily Clarke, Ellie Shaw, Petra Roberts, Trevor Mason, Seb White and everyone at Forward Create, Pete and everyone at Kinura, everyone at Discover Young Hackney Festival, Hackney Council and the Arts Council England.