Boy On A Bed will open at The Lowry 15-16 May before embarking on a North West tour in the autumn. Here are our five reasons to see:
1- Pick of the best
Last year we ran a script call for scripts never seen before on stage and from the many scripts we received Boy On A Bed was the one chosen:
Adam likes running. He sprints through snow, heat, gales and rain. One day when he gets soaked by a passing bus Stella offers him a towel. Stella likes beauty. She is training to be an architect. Instantly attracted to each other they make plans to move in together. Benedict likes sitting around and smoking. He is a painter hoping for a lucky break. As Adam runs by Benedict sketches him. When he persuades Adam to sit for a painting, the result is a picture that leaves its mark on all of them for the rest of their lives.
2- New and Emerging Talent
Organised Chaos is all about showcasing some of the amazing new and emerging talent in the Northwest – this show does exactly that with some great characters to be portrayed. The cast includes Adam Carroll-Armstrong “Adam”, Matthew Hattersley “Benedict”, Lily Shepherd “Stella” and Michael Loftus “Taylor”. Behind the scenes we have the writer Edwin Preece, the director Alastair Zyggu, stage manager Lauren Halsall and designer Jessy Cornips.
3- Organised Chaos
Following a number of top reviews and sell out shows this production will be Organised Chaos’ thirteenth since we started in 2009 – during this time we have showcased a lot of new talent to Northwest audiences – actors, writers, directors, designers to name a few of the roles involved in making a show a reality. In 2012 our production of AfterWords won Best New Writing at The Buxton Fringe Festival.
4- Award winning writer
The writer, Edwin Preece, won the Joy Gonn award for best play in the Arundel Theatre Trail with his one act play Triptych in 2013.
5- Arts Council
This show is our third to be supported by the Arts Council through National Lottery funding. To be recognised by the Arts Council for our achievements in supporting some of the great new and emerging talent is great news for us. It’s fantastic that we’re able to better financially support the debut of this fantastic new play and the talent involved.
To see the tour dates and book tickets for Boy On A Bed, visit our website.