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We’ve just released the full film and soundtrack from our Artist Development Programme (ADP) 2023 show UNmuted: A revolution has never sounded so good.

UNmuted: A revolution has never sounded so good explores the power of unity and friendship. When a new law has been passed making music illegal, a group of young people find a safe space, a secret space, where music can exist again, and begin plans to fight the power. However, as the group splits and tensions rise, they must quickly decide what is more important to them – protest or safety.

Our Artist Development Programme (ADP) is a two-week summer programme produced by Hackney Empire: Creative Futures. In under two weeks a company of 50 young artists and creatives, aged 14 – 19 years old, are mentored by industry professionals to create and present a sensational piece of new and original musical theatre. Stay tuned for details of how to get involved with ADP 2024!

Creative Team:

Director: Yamin Choudury
Associate Director
: Stella Odunlami & Kane Husbands
Young Writer in Residence
: Estrella Mabika
Dramaturg & Writing Mentor
: Ellie Fulcher
Drama Practitioner
: Elizabeth Ayodele
Drama Assistant
: James Bokola
Head of Music and Co-Musical Director
: Ty Lowe
Co-Musical Director
: Diarra Walcott- Lvanhoe
Vocal Assistant
: Aysia Wards
Assistant Musical Directors/Guitar
: Hannah McCarron-Gamez
Music Assistant
: Will Kim
Band Co-ordinator/Guitar
: Elijah Aduu
Young Composer in Residence
: D'evante Seepaul Craig
Trainee Music Assistant
: Tarrel Dixon
: Olivia Shouler
Assistant Choreographer
: D'jon McTernan
Assistant Choreographer
: Khalif Shakeil Edwards
: Becca White
Costume Supervisor
: Sherna Simpson-Thomas
Design Assistant
: Hannah Schlenker
Creative Producer
: Rachel Horowitz
: Fatima Sheekhuna
Company Manager
: Lorna McGinty
Company Manager
: Freya Proudlock
Stage Manager
: Vanessa Sutherland
Technical Manager
: Othman Read
Technical Team
: Keith Edgehill & Hackney Empire Tech Team