From Whitechapel to the Edinburgh Fringe

Scene from Nemesis 2
  • Youth cross-arts drama exploring terrorism, identity and safety heads to the festival stage.

Young people from Tower Hamlets will explore and challenge some of the misconceptions about their generation when they showcase their talents at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – the largest arts festival in the world.

This August, members of the council’s youth arts offer ‘A’ Team Arts will perform ‘Nemesis 2 - The Game Changer’ - a cross arts drama that looks behind the headlines at issues such as terrorism, online grooming, marginalisation and religious extremism. 

Devised by 12 - 19 year olds on the youth arts programme, ‘Nemesis 2’ will use rap and spoken word, dance, drama and technology to engage the festival’s international audience.

The 10 strong ‘A’ Team Arts group also plan to link up with three Scottish youth theatre groups to share skills and ideas.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “A Team Arts is a fabulous youth project which has engaged and inspired many young people through the years demonstrating the creativity of the young minds involved in their productions. I am pleased that the team of young performers will be displaying their talents on the international stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.”

The dynamic production will be staged at the festival from 3 - 8 August. It forms part of celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of ‘A’ Team Arts.

This summer, the youth programme, which is based at the Brady Arts Centre in Whitechapel, will also hold a series of art activities and performances on local housing estates.

For further information and tickets for Nemesis 2, visit the Edinburgh Fringe website.


Posted on Monday 29th July 2019