Company of Angels ensemble

Exciting Script Development Work for Amy Loughton

Amy Loughton in the Company of Angels ensemble created for Woolwich Festival

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Amy will join a talented bunch of actors and theatre creatives for 6 new scripts being developed as part of the Company of Angels Theatre Cafe Festival in Woolwich this May.

Following successful industry events in York, Oslo, and Berlin, City of Angels will be joining forces with the University of Greenwich and Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre to create a special two-day festival across two venues in Woolwich.-

All six texts are now confirmed. Look out for further announcements about the response pieces from young participants at GLYPT.

Obsession by Arnost Goldflam (Czech Republic)
Standa is thirteen and likes to hide. He is obsessed with escape and endurance. In the past his mother hid from the Nazis in a wardrobe, and now Standa prepares for an all-day-long catastrophe survival.

Still Life In A Ditch by Fausto Paravidino (Italy)
The body of a young girl is found in a ditch. Who is she and who murdered her? A gripping thriller constructed entirely of powerful monologues, the play builds on a classic noir premise to become a wider critique of contemporary Italian society.

Megan’s Story by Tuomas Timonen (Finland)
Winner of the 2010 Lea Award for the best Finnish play of the year, Tuomas Timonen’s play follows 13 year-old Megan, subjected to online bullying and then ultimately committing suicide. The play is based on real events and the identity of the bully comes as a shocking revelation.

Stuttgart Tehran by Reihanah Youzbashi Dizaji (Germany)
Sami arrives in Stuttgart as a child, her family having fled political persecution in Iran. The food tastes bad, the language is unknown, and they live in a cramped room. Sami finds her way around her strange new world but keeps dreaming of Tehran. As she grows into a teenager, she realises she has no ‘home’, only a place to live.

Jump Out of Skin by Zuza Ferenczova (Slovakia)
Almost fourteen and pregnant – what does she do? No-one can provide the answers she’s looking for, so she finds the courage to feel the touch of death and see what happens… Jump Out of Skin was developed as part of the European Project Platform 11+.

Against Progress by Esteve Soler (Spain)
Described as “seven candies filled with sulphuric acid”, Against Progress consists of seven surreal scenes reflecting the monstrosities and sinister contradictions of the contemporary world. Winner of the Godot Prize 2013.

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