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Saturday Workshops Back in Full Swing!

We are pleased to announce the Saturday workshops have restarted and are in their second week! We have had new members starting as well as seeing some older ones back. During a drama workshop, writer Andy Day was getting some good inspiration for our next play “The Prophet”. One particularly memorable activity was the Mosh […]

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A Mojo-tastic Night!

We had a brilliant time at Jez Butterworth’s Mojo last Tuesday – thank you to Jez and Sonia Friedman to organising tickets for 10 of us! The play was great fun, really fast paced, funny with superb actors. We were really moved when Jez stood up and talked about The Big House to the whole […]

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Upstaging the Baddest Girl in Town

Big House Phoenix lead, Jasmine Jobson featured in The Sunday Times News Review article ‘Upstaging the Baddest Girl in Town‘ .  You can read the article here. This is Jasmine’s story from before joining The Big House when she was labelled ‘the most difficult child in Westminster’ by the social services, all the way up […]

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The Big House hits the West End!

Playwright Jez Butterworth came to our recent production of PHOENIX and loved it. He described the play as “Visceral storytelling. Shot through with moments of pure theatre, graced with vivid, moving performances by an excellent young cast. A stirring opening statement from this exciting new theatre group.” To congratulate the cast on doing such a […]

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Our next Open House Project coming soon!

Starting on the 17th February we will be working with a new group of 15 care leavers who will take part in life and employment skills workshops, drama therapy, and finally an original theatre production. The play, which will be the next The Big House production, will be inspired by the stories of the new […]

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The Big House is recruiting!

The Big House are looking for a skilled, experienced administrator to join The Big House, to develop and implement effective administration across the whole organisation. The Big House is the first organisation in the UK to recognise that before many care leavers can successfully integrate into society and sustain Education, Employment, or Training they are […]

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Rave reviews for Phoenix

Reviews for Phoenix are in! Our flagship production at Hackney Downs Studios is attracting rave reviews: “I’ve seen quite a lot of this sort of work with young people, but rarely anything so passionately or so brilliantly acted, and even more rarely so beautifully staged.” Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage “Phoenix is theatre without pose or pretension, […]

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PHOENIX, the first Big House production opens!

PHOENIX opened on Tuesday, and audience reactions confirm that this thrilling and inventive production is not to be missed. PHOENIX follows Latitia, 16 and straight out of care, in a promenade performance round our new space at Hackney Downs Studios until Saturday 14 December. Latitia is played by rising star Jasmine Jobson – click here […]

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Thank you to Awards for All!

The Big House are delighted to announce that Awards for All supported The Open Door Project, which took place before PHOENIX. Over four weeks The Big House members took part in a mix of life skills, employment skills, writing and theatre workshops. The Big House would like to say a BIG thank you to the […]

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Happy birthday Georgie from The Big House!

We celebrated volunteer Georgie’s birthday on Friday with a BBQ hosted by The Big House friend Matthijs – thank you Matthijs for inviting us to your lovely garden! We enjoyed home made burgers and member Demi’s beautiful homemade cake. Click here – Happy birthday George! – for a short video of Big House member Laura signing the best rendition […]

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