The Royal Exchange Theatre Young Company present



  • Written by Jackie Kay. Directed by Matthew Xia
  • 26 March 2015 - 29 March 2015
  • The Studio

What brings you to the brink? When you are so close to the edge - do you go forward or turn back? What happens if you cross over? Who are you on the other side? At a crucial point in your life, at the steep place, the threshold, the fork in the road, the turning point, did you move towards success or head for catastrophe?

It is make or break time on the brink. These are pivotal times. Vital days. Life offers you chances that bring you to the brink. Small changes. Big changes. Everything is possible when you are so close to the brink.

#RXYC #brinking

Over the course of the next six weeks, our Young Communicators will be updating you on the lead up to BRINK... 

- On the Brink of something good
Behind the Brink
Edging closing to the Brink
We're on the brink...
Beyond the Brink


  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 26 - Saturday 29 March 2015

    Thursday & Friday 7.30pm
    Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm
    Sunday 2.30pm

    TICKET PRICES: Adults £8 / Concessions £6

    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online


  • Creative Team
  • By Jackie Kay in collaboration with the Royal Exchange Theatre Young Company.

    DIRECTOR Matthew Xia
    DESIGNER Frankie Bradshaw
    LIGHTING DESIGNER Ciaràn Cunningham

  • Ada Agratini

    Emmeline Armitage

    Matt Boylan

    Shaban Dar

    Takiyah Duncan-Jones

    Tom Durrant

    Nea Edwards-Dixon

    Owen Fitzpatrick

    Daniel Healiss

    Sian Howard

    Roisin Howells

    Natasha Hylton

    Robbie Lee

    Maria Lowe

    Jake Mainwaring

    Aarian Mehrabani

    Callum Morris

    Ayanda Ndlovu

    Jason Patel

    Victoria Podemska

  • 4 black stars on white background
    'Brink is a wonderful, insightful and hopeful production by a group of talented, hardworking and creative young people.' Upstaged Manchester

    4 black stars on white background'the Young Company prove expert at inhabiting, bringing to life a whole range of dilemmas and transitions with a skilfully executed blend of monologue, movement and music. Brink is a beguiling, intriguing and satisfying show.' The Public Reviews

    'Kay's script is beautiful... Her writing is poetic and trips off the tongue, there's some stunning choreography and a huge amount of musical talent from individual performers.' Mancunian Matters

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