Flesh Research and Development11th June 2012 by Martin Gibbons
FLESH (Working Title) is our brand new play which will be developed in association with The Royal Exchange Theatre. Funded by the Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, we will begin a Research and Development period in June 2012 to create a script that will be performed in-hand at The Exchange in October.
“It was New Years and I was all ready to go and get lashed. I don’t know why I did the test then but I did. I couldn’t wait. And I thought it was negative and I chucked it but then Robbie looked at it again, he had to get it out the bin, and there was two lines. Two lines means you’re pregnant.”
FLESH is a new play based on the true stories of young parents. Since March 2012 we have been working with young parents groups across Manchester, gathering their stories, opinions and insights to shape a play. This brand new play will be researched and developed by the creative team and written by Sarah McDonald Hughes.
We are excited to be working with two actors whose work we really admire for the development of FLESH, Marie Critchley who we previously worked with on MAINE ROAD and LAST ORDERS and actor and writer Curtis Cole, whose play CLIMBING SNAKES was shortlisted in the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Marie and Curtis will both perform in the script in hand, along with Francesca and Sarah, and it will be directed by Martin Gibbons.