Michael Attenborough CBE

"Nothing is better placed to give young people a sense of identity, confidence and self worth than participation in the arts and no art form better than drama to explore safely the crucial, but largely ignored, area of mental health. A lethally taboo subject that all too often leaves young people with nothing but shame and fear.The careful, skilled and knowledgeable work that HARTS Theatre Company undertakes goes right to the heart of this issue and, with immense sensitivity, enables young people to begin to understand and empathise with this key part of what it means to be human".