During Summer 2017 artsdepot supported HighRise Theatre to take their new production The Concrete Jungle Book to the Edinburgh Festival.
The show was developed through a creative learning programme delivered in partnership with Centrepoint and explored the relationship between care leaving and youth homelessness. Seven young people have earned Arts Awards qualifications equivalent to a GCSE Grade D - E. The show was picked up as a national news story by Reuters and featured in the New York Times.
“Colour, high-energy, and humour…you could almost mistake the performance for a family show, if it wasn’t for the plot’s sudden dark turns into gang violence and hunger. This contradiction makes the difficult realities shown onstage hit harder” ★★★★★ The Wee Review