Reading a play can take us to another world. Immerse ourselves in the lives and adventures of other people for a short while.
This project, funded by Action Together and supported by Your Trust Rochdale, saw 10 young people meet in a local cafe over a number of weeks to read a play together with a hot drink and a snack.
Young people often report feeling isolated and, following the pandemic, many have said they are still unsure of a way to meet new people and can often feel lonely.
The sessions allowed participants to socialise in a relaxed setting, with a common interest to take the pressure off conversation. And whilst doing so, increase their confidence, improve literacy skills, widen their knowledge of theatre, get better at debating and all the while having lots of fun!