THERE’S a big weekend ahead for young performers from Exit 25, the Brighouse-based theatre school.

For they will be centre stage at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds tomorrow staging Soundclash, a piece written by the actor and comedian, Lenny Henry.

Younger members of the group will perform a pre-show five minute street dance for the audience.

It is all part of the Connections festival which offers a learning process for young people.

And the members of Exit 25 have certainly done that in preparing for this, the most challenging show they’ve ever tackled.

The play includes rap and hip-hop/street dance, as well as filmed clips to link the scenes together. show.

It’s a production which has offered bags of creative learning opportunities in different music styles and music culture which drives the themes and issues of knife crime and urban life – which are the major themes of the show.

The group worked closely with a dance choreographer on the challenging dance and music styles, and have also been to rap workshops with Shane Johnston.

DJ Hughlin has delivered a workshop on how to perform as a DJ and both Shane and DJ Hughlin have helped the young performers to develop the movement and mannerisms for their characters.

The youngsters have also worked with film producer Matt Maude from the company Left Eye Blind to create the film clips in the play.

Exit 25 was founded by Julie Fountain who has been working in theatre and television as a trained dancer and actor for 30 years.

Tomorrow’s performance starts at 7pm. Tickets are £5 and you can book on line by visiting or call the Playhouse box office on 0113 213 7700.