Seeds 21
Seeds 21
Coming Soon
In The Theatre
April 1st - May 31st 2021
12-18 Years

SEEDS 21 is a free opportunity for young individuals (between 12-18 yrs) to explore, create and grow within an inclusive and encouraging performance environment.

Upcoming Workshops:

Strengthening Project Proposals and Pitches
Tuesday 20th April, 6pm
More information and Zoom details here

If you would like to chat with the seeds team and get some creative insight or ask questions about theatre making we would love to hear from you! To book an industry 1-1 please email:


SEEDS 21 provides young people with a platform to express their voice and truth in an artistic manner. 

As part of this creative initiative individuals will obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to take ownership of their stories, promoting social inclusion via performance.

With these sessions we aim to provide young individuals aged 12-18 with a safe digital space to be able share their stories, interests, and ultimately be given the opportunity to grow as artists in a supportive and creative environment. We want to help young emerging artists discover their voice and encourage them to use it in a productive and progressive manner. 

Additionally, the programme with allow participants to build on many transferable skills such as confidence, communication, self-assurance, and team work. 

SEEDS 21 is run by Darrel Draper and Nicole Botha. Find out more about the team here 


Thanks to funding from Plaistow South Big Local, Applecart is able to offer Seeds 21 as a FREE programme, however there are limited spaces so, if you're aged between 13 and 17 and would like to take part, please register your interest via this Google form.

For any further queries about SEEDS 21 or Applecart Arts, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at

Creative Team
Darrel Draper

Darrel Draper is a working-class playwright, practitioner and dramaturg who wishes to shine a light on those living on the circumferences of society. He has taught the arts within a number of institutions and previously worked as a Drama Practitioner for the NCS as part of 'The Challenge'. His own work has been seen on such stages as the Southwark Playhouse, Stratford Circus Theatre, Pleasance, Hope Theatre, Old Red Lion and has had work in development with The Space Theatre as part of Script Space 2020. He has also had work produced for BBC Radio and has been featured on BBC TWO. Last year he received Arts Council Funding to develop his community play 'DUST AND SUCH' which will be produced later this year in association with Applecart Arts and made digitally available to all for free. 

Nicole Botha

Nicole Botha is a South African actress, activist and writer. A graduate of Kent School of Acting, Arts Educational Schools London and the London School of Musical Theatre. Earlier this year, Nicole debuted her first professional play writing 'Call My By Your Name' at Applecart Arts. She put pen to paper during the Black Lives Matter riots in August and wrote a story based on personal experiences. Nicole specialises in spoken word poetry and is launching a collective for black actresses in 2021.