Young and Suicidal is a new drama from city writer James Shaw. The thought-provoking new production debuts at the Lantern Theatre from August 26 to 29.
After finding his father hanged in the garage, Smith (Barry Mason) becomes infatuated with the idea of following his father’s footsteps and killing himself. Two years later he places an advert on the internet searching for a suicide partner… Natalie (Anna Hudson) answers. As an unlikely friendship unfolds, Smith and Natalie plan how to end their lives. But nothing ever goes to plan…. not even your own death.
Shaw is a filmmaker, musician and writer and graduate of JMU. His debut piece Firearms and Fingertips was performed at The Black-E back in 2011 and Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre last year (read the MADEUP review here). More than 1600 young people from around the North West watched the show for free along with five sold out performances at The Exchange. Other theatre credits include Invisible Futures (Royal Exchange) The Cell (Producer, 24:7 Theatre Festival).
This production is funded by Arts Council England. All tickets are free for young people aged 13+ (and adults), with the aim of making new theatre accessible. Youth organisations, provisions and charities will be allocated first tickets.
For bookings please email email@example.com, stating your organisation name, address and number of seats. Also include the number of adults for group bookings. All young people must be accompanied by appropriate staff/parents.
Checklanterntheatreliverpool.co.uk for more details.