Wasp, Cash and The Tunnel Monday 13 January to Wednesday 15 January
The Lowry Young Actors Company gives local young people from the ages of 11 training with industry professionals, preparing them for work in the arts sector. Our recent showcase of 3 new plays was designed to offer the senior members of the Company the opportunity to further develop their craft. Members were involved in all areas of the production from script development, set design and costumes, to lighting and stage management, making creative decisions and gaining valuable hands on experience.
Wasp, written and performed by Laura Edward and Josh Taylor, was an engaging and thoughtful play that dealt with the playfulness of youth and abuse.
Crash, written by Tara Daniels, was inspired and devised with the Company of Women providing a glimpse into how young women cope inside a young offender’s institution and asking does the system fail them or do they fail the system? The third play, The Tunnel, explored the depths of human experience as a group of young people survive the fallout of a civilisation-shattering natural disaster. “These performances were designed to offer Lowry Young Actors Company more self-sufficiency. The young actors will have to learn that they will flourish or fail by their own choices. It has been rewarding watching that experience take place” said the play’s author, Luke Bailey.
What was clear was that The Lowry has a confident and very professional company of young actors. The audience was gripped from the start, enjoying an excellent evening’s entertainment from the region’s future acting talent.