Open Theatre use a unique non-verbal physical theatre practice and do not usually use text as a starting point for the development of a piece of theatre, so this project has presented all involved with some exciting creative challenges from the very beginning. Throughout, the young people from Dovedale have carefully reflected on the words Harry gifted to the group and offered back what that means to them as an individual alive in the 21st century, but more importantly in the wider context of how they see themselves in the world.

The physical theatre and spoken word created by the young people is mesmerising to watch and experience, and a privilege to be a part of. As one of the group said, “We have to do this because we need to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.”