The Lowry helps young peo­ple onto the stage

Salford Advertiser - - FRONTPAGE -

Abi Will­cox, youth arts manager at The Lowry

THE Lowry is de­lighted to be work­ing in part­ner­ship with Na­tional Theatre Con­nec­tions 2015, to give lo­cal young peo­ple the chance to tread the boards on The Lowry’s stage.

The Lowry is the of­fi­cial part­ner of Na­tional Theatre Con­nec­tions 2015.

Each year the Na­tional Theatre in­vites 10 writ­ers to cre­ate new plays for young peo­ple to per­form, giv­ing bud­ding young ac­tors the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence pro­fes­sional the­atremak­ing.

This spring, 15 youth theatre com­pa­nies and schools will per­form their unique in­ter­pre­ta­tions of th­ese plays at The Lowry over a four-day fes­ti­val from Thurs­day, April 30 to Sun­day, May 2.

The Lowry can’t wait to wel­come th­ese young per­form­ers, from all over the north west, to the stage. The per­form­ing com­pa­nies in­clude the venue’s own youth theatre com­pany, The Lowry Young Ac­tors who will be per­form­ing The Crazy Sexy Cool Girl’s Fan Club, a new play by writer Sarah Sole­mani, who is also a stage and screen actress, best known for star­ring in BAFTA award­win­ning sit­com Him and Her.

St Mon­ica’s Theatre Com­pany from Prest­wich, will be per­form­ing The Edel­weiss Pi­rates by Ayub Khan Din, the Sal­ford-born ac­tor and writer who wrote the play East is East which was made into the 1999 film of the same name.

Other young com­pa­nies per­form­ing are Bur­nage Academy for Boys, In­ter­Act Youth Theatre from Cheshire, The Blue Coat School in Old­ham, Calderdale Theatre School, St Mary’s Catholic Col­lege, Lady Man­ners School in Der­byshire, Lymm High School in Warrington, Bux­ton Opera House Young Com­pany, Fal­li­b­roome Academy in Macclesfield and The Blue Coat School and Pur­pleCoat Pro­duc­tions from Liver­pool.

For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact The Lowry’s box of­fice on 0843 208 6000 or go to www.th­elowry.com

The Lowry Young Ac­tors Com­pany

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