Hope In Boxes and A Light In Every Window are two poignant and intriguing new plays by award-winning writer Nicola Schofield, coming to The Lantern Theatre for one night only following their premiere at The Lowry.
Hope In Boxes sees two grandchildren sorting through their nan’s letters and photos. The story unfolds as the audience is transported back to life during the Second World War: social pressures spanning generations are exposed, and secrets of hidden sexuality are revealed.
A Light In Every Window catapults the audience into a fast and contemporary drama. The complex relationships of friends and lovers are brought into focus following a tragic event. This emotionally-charged play sees friends reflect on their carefree Manchester party days and their love lives today, touching on the impact of infidelity and the subtlety of sweet revenge.
Both are written by Nicola Schofield, winner of the 2004 Write 2 Bruntwood competition and nominee for best new play at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.
Director Gayle Hare, winner of best production at the Studio Salford Awards 2010 for Organised Chaos and the creator of Elysion Productions, the company behind the double bill, says: “These are two a very strong and exciting plays. The writing is brilliant; Nicola has done a wonderful job in bringing the characters to life in these two captivating stories.”
Elysion Productions works to create a diverse and intriguing repertoire, from award-winning production Dev’s Army to short film nights by emerging talent, and epic art installations.
Hope In Boxes and A Light In Every Window at The Lantern Theatre on Friday, February 3. Tickets priced £7 (concessions £5) are available from www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk or 0151 703 0000.