1. Double Bill premiere by Award winning writer
Hope In Boxes and Light In Every Window are two intriguing new plays written by the Award winning playwright Nicole Schofield. The performance at The Lowry will be the world premiere of these captivating stories, whose characters immediately impact on the audience. Schofield won the 2004 Write 2 Bruntwood Competition and nominated for Best New Play at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.
2. Quality Production
Elysion Productions present this double bill fresh on the back of their Awarding winning performance of Dev’s Army (winner of the Forever Manchester Award at the Not Part Of Festival and the Best New Writing Award at the Buxton Fringe Festival, where it was also nominated for Best Production). Gayle Hare the creative force behind Elysion Productions and winner of Best Production at Studio Salford Awards 2010 for Organised Chaos directs these two contrasting plays.
3. Passion or Sin?
Hope In Boxes focuses on social prejudices and pressures in today’s society as well as during the Second World War, where homosexuality is still a criminal offence. Characters struggle to form relationships which are torn apart not only by the war but social discrimination. This play will have audiences debating on social morals and how we can continue to improve our society.
4. Party Games
Light In Every Window follows the complex relationship of friends and lovers which are brought into focus following a tragic event. This play is an emotional rollercoaster and the audience won’t want to get off! Following a group of partygoers now in their 30’s Light In Every Window is a fast moving, contemporary and fascinating hour of entertainment.
5. The Talent
A cast of five, local talented actors perform both plays. Both scripts are complex and suspenseful making great entertainment for the audience but a massive challenge for the actors. Phil Minns, Julie Burrow, Lee Joseph, Lewis Marsh and Samantha Vaughan have accepted the challenge; all have great pedigrees from performances in film, TV, theatre and even stand-up comedy!
Hope in Boxes/Light in Every Window premieres at the Lowry from 12 - 13 January, 2012.