Performed by a twenty strong ensemble, this new play was created in collaboration with the internationally renowned writer Jackie Kay and directed by Associate Artistic Director, Matthew Xia. Members of the Young Writers created their own work in response to the stimulus - what the Brink is - which later sat alongside the other stories created by Jackie. Design Technicians dealt with all production aspects including stage management, wardrobe, lighting, sound and set design. The Young Communicators led the marketing campaign including print design, rehearsal photography, film making and a social media/content plan to spread #brinking far and wide.
'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.'
FLICKER AND THE FLYING BOOKS was created by members of the Royal Exchange Theatre’s two community Companies - the Young Company (aged 14-21) and the Elders’ Company (aged 60+) and directed by Andrew Barry.
Performed at the Royal Exchange, Manchester Central Library and New Vic Theatre, Stoke.
Written, performed, produced and managed by members of the Royal Exchange Theatre Young Company, SKRIKED was a unique and innovative piece of theatre. A new series of plays, written by members of the Young Writers, in response to THE SKRIKER by Caryl Churchill, SKRIKED was 3 new plays over 3 days across 3 platforms - Inside. Outside. Online.
The plays was performed by an ensemble of performers from the Young Company and directed by Matt Hassall.