The Lowry helps young people onto the stage
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