LOVE ME TO DEATH
Intermission Youth Theatre runs the show with 15-25 year olds who are at risk of offending, offenders or lacking in opportunities. Intermission Youth Theatre uses Shakespeare plays as inspiration, and reimagines his works by interspersing his original language with street rhetoric creating our own contemporary interpretations. Love Me to Death is Romeo and Juliet transported to London.Two London boroughs both alike in poverty, south and east - she's from E8 and he's from southeast, where Intermission tell their tale. These two lovers fight for their love despite the backlash of each hood. Each year a new Shakespeare inspired play is developed by Artistic Director Darren Raymond and The Youth Theatre members, using personal experiences to connect with the themes and stories.Darren 34-year-old, had been in jail for three years when the opportunity to sign up for a course offered by The London Shakespeare Workout arose. The organisation's aim to "utilise the language of Shakespeare as a tool, a stepping stone to change through effective interaction".To further enhance individual development, they offer mentoring and pastoral care alongside their training.