“There are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns; there are things we do not know we don’t know.” – United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld

We live in a world of secrets and walk among experts of social espionage. With Don’t Tell Anyone But, Young Identity undressed deception and let the truth walk naked in the garden of reality. A night of cabaret, Young Identity style, with musical musings, poetical pyrotechnics and a healthy serving of real secrets.

The poetry in this show was based loosely on anonymous secrets collected from young people in several Manchester venues. The show was an exploration of the issues young people face in Manchester. This was also the first performance that many YI members were a part of.

Photography by Hema Karecha