Devised and Performed by
The Court Youth Company
Catch the stars of The Crucible in their own devised work. If you enjoyed the awesome energy and talent of The Court Youth Company, check out their end-of-year collection, Trios.
For the past two months, the company have been working with the devising experts behind Two Productions to learn the skills needed to imagine and create original works of theatre. This process has included research into genres and styles of performance, sharing of work with each other for feedback and advice and the careful editing of ideas and content to create the final piece for performance.
The diversity of work represents the incredible talent of this young company and demonstrates the diverse types of theatrical experiences and styles. This process showcases how the company work together to support individual creative voices and shows that our young people have something awesome to say about our world and how we live in it.
Enjoy this delightfully diverse goodie-bag of bold new works served up by these talented emerging performers.
"Playful, exploratory, gregarious and thoughtful"
1. ESCAPE by Rosie Gilmore and Alex Wright
Do they want to escape? Where do they want to get to? How did they become trapped? Two performers, a paddling
pool and a whole heap of balls
2. EXPECTATIONS by Sam Bowler, Paris Thorner and Sam McKay
Spoken word and movement meet to explore themes of expectations and the pressures felt by youth
3. COMMON ETIQUETTE by Alice Cheersmith, Elizabeth Thomson and Miriam Qualls
With a mix of ‘50s pop songs and pent-up housewives, Common Etiquette is jaunty, nostalgic and passiveaggressive
as hell. One sitting room isn’t big enough for three very different, determined women... until they discover
that they have more in common than they thought.
4. THAT NIGHT WHEN…. by Grace Newton, Jacob Banks and Patrick James
Experience the surreal qualities of a great party alongside the feeling and the music of the ‘80s.
We think the music is a bop!
5. NOIR by Harrison Searancke, Craig Pope and Daniel Mathers
6. MOVEMENT By Todd Anderson and Abbi Hope Thomas
7. THE LIST By Kathryn Ford, Alice Taylor and Isabelle Kennedy (only performed on Saturday shows)
Abbi Hope Thomas
CLICK HERE to find out more about The Court Youth Company.
Directors: Holly Chappell-Eason & Tom Eason
Assistant Directors: Jamie Spyker & Beth Gallacher
Stage Management and Technical Mentor: Giles Tanner
Stage Manager: Eden Cotter-Longworth
Assistant Stage Manager: Matthew Ladbrook
Youth Crew: Phoebe Thompson, Vanessa Martin, Caleb Weir, Nina Hogg & Jasmine Wilde