Week long takeover of Tricycle begins

The second annual Tricycle theatre Takeover which sees Tricycle Young Company return to perform an entirely new programme of work this week.

Tricycle Young Company will see its members aged 11 – 25 perform across the building for 8 days, utilising the theatre, cinema and studio spaces.



26-28 March, 7.30pm & 3pm Sat Mat
Tickets: £8

When siblings Juan and Selena face a family tragedy, the home they’ve known all their lives is under threat and their futures are in jeopardy.

In a London where house prices are out of reach, jobs are scarce and the welfare state seems on the brink of collapse, these two young people must fight to make sure their voices are heard and to keep the roof over their heads.

A new play, specially commissioned for Tricycle Young Company and written with their thoughts and voices at its heart.


Theatre schedule


22 & 29 March, 3pm
Tickets: Free

No youth centre. No vote. No voice.

What happens when a group of teenagers take a stand and try to be heard? Some decide to take action and will do whatever it takes, while others are more concerned about how it might affect their exam results. Parents are texting. The police are calling. But who will listen?


23 March, 8pm
Tickets: Free

Mr and Mrs Mungus have just had a baby. Unfortunately, it isn’t the bouncing blue-eyed boy they were hoping for…

After a two-and-a-half year pregnancy, Mini Mungus has birthed a monster – one with an accelerated growth rate and an insatiable appetite for anything that moves (including joggers). Who will stop this freak of nature? Who will decide his tragic fate? And who, more importantly, will change his nappy?

Gargantua is an absurd comedy that combines the epic with the domestic, high concept with low comedy, and the grotesque with the heart-felt.



Tue 24 Mar 12.30pm | 12+ yrs
Tickets: Free

Minding the Gap is a long-running programme at the Tricycle Theatre, working with young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants not yet in mainstream education. This year, 100 students have written plays set in amazing cities – familiar and strange, real and imaginary – busy, diverse places where anything is possible.


Wed 25 Mar 8.30pm | 15+ yrs
Tickets: Free

This one-woman show, written and performed by Freya Bardell, is a comedic take on dating and relationships in the modern-day. However, beneath the humour, there’s a darker message about the pressures on young women and the everyday sexism they endure.



Sun 22 March, 4pm
Tickets: £6 (includes entry to both shows)


Hood’s Mam has run off with a bacon licking vegetarian, and her Dad spends his days and nights lost in a chair, feeding his addiction to ‘The Waterboys’.

There’s no money left, there’s five struggling kids to feed, and interfering Father Tuck just won’t let them be. But our modern-day hero, Robyn Hood is determined to keep her family together, whatever it takes…


Set in the present day, ten teenagers from the ages 14 to 17 are the residents of a teenage cancer unit in a city hospital. Their shared illness bonds them and they support each other as they reveal their fears and hopes for the future while confronting, head on, the very real prospects of untimely death.


For the full Takeover theatre, cinema and workshops schedule head over to events website