Halton - new play for teenages - Holly does Whole
January 16, 2013
Holly does Whole - Tuesday 12th February
A gritty, funny and uncompromising new play for teenagers and young adults- exploring sexuality, love, death and religion, with live music and spoken word, is coming to The Brindley.
Last year, three teenagers emailed Liverpool based theatre company 20 Stories High to ask if they could make a play about their friend Holly.
The play alled Whole and is described as gritty, funny and uncompromising and is coming to the award-winning Halton Borough Council venue on Tuesday 12 February.
The play is a moving story that explores sexuality, love, death and religion, with live music and spoken word.
It asks the questions; What happens when you're in a hole? What happens when that hole's inside you? What do you do you fill it with to make yourself feel whole?
20 Stories High is a Liverpool based theatre company who create dynamic, challenging theatre which attracts new audiences.
Working with the narrative and artistic influences of the young people they collaborate with, they are passionate about pushing the boundaries of what theatre is.
With a mix of professional productions, youth theatre and community projects, they cross over art-forms to develop new ones, nurture new writing and involve our audiences at every stage of their theatre making process.
In developing the play, Julia Samuels (Director) and Philip Osment (Writer) worked with 20 Stories High youth theatre members to discuss, discover and explore the most poignant topics of the story: sexuality and religion.
A lot of what you hear in the play resonates closely to our young people’s beliefs and experiences.
The play is recommended for ages 13+ a it contains some frank discussions about sex, sexuality and religion. There is no swearing in the play.
Tickets are £8 from the Brindley box office on 0151 907 8360
and online at www.thebrindley.org.uk