Belong — Clean Break




Written by Carys Wright and River from a devised piece by Brazen, Clean Break's Young Artists
Directed by Anne Langford
23 February 2019 – 8 March 2019
Written by Carys Wright and River from a devised piece by Brazen, Clean Break's Young Artists
Directed by Anne Langford

Age guide 14+ 
Parental advisory: language warning

23 February, 5pm £10/£12
24 Febrary, 6pm £10/£12

7 March, 7pm £8
8 March, 7pm £8

On 8 March, the performance will be followed by a post-show Q&A. This will be chaired by Clean Break's Participation Manager, Lorraine Maher and one of Belong's playwrights, River.

River is a writer, director, theatre of the oppressed practitioner and young artist at Clean Break. River uses theatre to address issues of injustice. River is especially interested in what role anger, mutual support and accountability might play in social change. River is currently working on a new play exploring these themes. River is currently a research assistant at King's College London's Mental Health, Migration and the Megacity project working with Nikolas Rose.

Joining the panel will be:
Alexa Edelist, Theatre director and a senior trainee psychotherapist at the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy.
Jess Southgate, Policies Manager for Agenda Alliance, an organisation fighting for a society where women and girls can live their lives free from inequality, poverty and violence.
Lennina Ofori, Applied Theatre Practitioner and Youth Engagement Specialist, with over 10 years experience in the youthwork and youth justice field.
Andy Mortimer, representing the Co-Op's Youth Loneliness Foundation.

The post show discussion will explore the impact of isolation on the mental health of young women and in particular those with experience of the criminal justice system.


23 February 2019 – 8 March 2019

Esther, Frankie and Shiloh don’t know each other. Their lives are very different, and they don’t have any mutual friends.

They have something in common – sometimes they feel utterly alone.

This dynamic new play explores youth loneliness in London. Filled with hope, longing and lyricism, this is an unmissable theatrical debut from a vibrant young company.

A debut play from bold new voices Carys Wright and River based on devised work by Brazen, Clean Break’s Young Artists, Belong was created as part of the Co-Op Foundation funded Youth Loneliness Project.

Tickets are available for Belong at Lyric Hammersmith's Evolution Festival now.

Cast and Creatives

Writer and Assistant Director

Carys Wright
Writer and Cast

Sandrine Uwayo

Daisy Bartle
Stella Cecil

Dominique Wood Whyte

Chelsea Ives
Rachel Angeli

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