By 20 Stories High

Presented by 20 Stories High in association with Unedited.
Written by Luke Barnes. Directed by Nathan Powell.

With original beats, flowing melodies and poetry to stretch your mind and heart. CHOKKA follows the journey of 16-year-old Jem who is coming to terms with the world around them. How they fit into a community in which they feel other and what happens when love punches them in the gut.

20 Stories High Youth Theatre each give their own voice to Jem as well as weaving in their own personal reflections on love, jealousy, depression and friendship.

Suitable for ages 13 plus – Contains themes of mental health and strong language.
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If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in the podcast, please visit Young Minds

This project was made possible thanks to Arts Council England, Children in Need, Paul Halmyn Foundation, The Foyle Foundation and The Backstage Trust.

Produced By Bernard P Achampong
Script Editor: Dani Moseley
Sound Design & Production: Bernard P Achampong
Additional SFX from Zapsplat.