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COMBO COLLECTIVE

Combo Collective was a company of young theatre makers in Croydon.

Through discussion, creation and play we made performance about the world we live in. 

Combo ran from September 2017 to April 2019.

CAREDOM 

Created with and performed by 
Tats, Loui, Chardonnay, Natalia, Maria, Sophia, Emily, Josh, Rihanna, and Rasharn. 

A contemporary performance piece told in 2 acts with spoken word, audience interaction and video. Caredom explores the stereotype that teenagers ‘don’t care’. Act 1 explored the reasons teenagers might not care; the difficulties of growing up in Croydon, the pressures of school and a capitalist society which tells everyone to only care about money. Act 2 explores the ways in which they do care about their environment, the future and their close relationships. 

 

November 2017
Matthew’s Yard, Croydon

 


I WON’T EVEN KNOW I’M SWAYING 

Created with and performed by 
Josh, Natalia, Ellis, Chardonnay, Maria, Emily, Sophia, Tats and Casey.

 

An autographical performance told with movement and spoken word, about altercations on public transport. The piece interrogated how adults view young people and in turn how young people view adults. It explored the experience of witnessing an altercation in public and the responsibility to act. The development of the piece was supported through masterclasses from Movement Artist Rachael Young and Spoken Word Artist Nathan Crossan-Smith. 

 

July 2018 
Front Room, Croydon


THE VISIT 

Created with and performed by 
Jasmine, Blake, Ifrah, Kimberley, Maria, Sophia, Emily, Tats, Josh and Natalia. 

An adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 1956 play The Visit, about an enormously wealthy older woman who returns to her former hometown with a dreadful bargain: She wants the townspeople to kill the man who got her pregnant, then jilted her. In exchange, she will provide enough money to revitalise the decrepit town. The townspeople eventually agree.

November 2018 
Children’s Library, Croydon Clocktower

 


COMBO PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE…

Created with and performed by
Kimberley, Blake, Tats, Chardonnay, Sophia, Emily, Maria, Loui, Jaziah and Janae.  

An exhibition of Combo Collective’s work over the past 18 months, about how we’ve explored the issues affecting our world, our community and ourselves. The exhibition begins with a 20 minute gallery, followed by a live autobiographical performance. The development of this piece was supported with a masterclass in autobiographical storytelling with Nick Cassenbaum.  

April 2019 
Matthew’s Yard, Croydon 

 

Combo Collective is run by The Herd and supported by Croydon Music and Arts and Arts Council England.