Real For Me

Celebrating RSE Day young people co-created interactive drama workshops exploring safety on the internet and consent within relationships. Working in partnership with Derbyshire Education Improvement Service and funded by Derbyshire's PCC. Young people said: "We need more RSE in school" and "I've realised how important RSE now" 

Due to the Coronavirus Destinies 2020 continues to be developed on-line. We look forward to sharing our work with you in the theatre soon.






        In partnership with Sinfonia Viva and Derbyshire Virtual School, Destinies, is a co-created theatre and music       

               performance piece with young unaccompanied asylum seekers, and looked after young people.


This project is currently being developed online with young people. New Performance dates will be announced soon. 

Directed and Produced by Ava Hunt Theatre:

Ava Hunt Frances Watt

Writer/Dramaturgy Lin Coghlan

Music Composition/Musical Director Raph Clarckson

Photographs by Chris Webb

Filming by Rich Swainson, Roger Knott-Fayle

Funded by ACE


by Craig Christie

The true story of Saad Alkassab, a young Syrian refugee: a journey of destiny for all.

Told by a professional cast with young people:

songs, music and verbatim material.

"A bit disappointed it had finished so soon... it was really fun."

year 6 pupil

"I understand that they want to be safe, even though they didn't wanna go, but they had to."

year 6 pupil

"Journeys of Destiny" came as a result of two years of international research and new creative collaborations with schools, DRAC (Derby Refugee Advice Centre) and Derbyshire County Council Virtual School.   This production toured to schools and theatres throughout June as part of National Refugee Week 2019.


"Our children were blown away by the whole day!" 

(Headteacher, Great Hucklow Primary School Derbyshire)

"A very powerful, spiritual experience for children and staff"

(Headteacher, Dove Holes, Derbyshire)








Writer & Composer : Craig Christie

Director & Producer:  Ava Hunt

Producer: Frances Watt

Cast: Louis Gaudencio (Saad), Yildiz Hussein (Amal), Karim Hayada (Omar)

Workshop Leaders: Sarah Bradnock, Becky Matter, Suki Sudheep, Michael Johnston, Frances Watt,

Lighting & Sound Design: Andy Purves

Set, Costume, Props Design: Ica Neimz

Movement Director: Kitty Winter

Voice Coach: Marianne Samuels

Company Manager: Moby Renshaw

Photographs : Chris Webb


of young people felt differently about their own transition to secondary school as a result of being involved in

'Journeys of Destiny'

Past Productions


  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Twitter Classic
  • c-youtube

© 2023 by Samanta Jonse. Proudly created with

This site was designed with the
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now