Playing Up


For 3 months writers Kate Davies and Ann Wilson worked with young people aged 9-18 all around Barrow. Their brief was to get young people writing for the stage, and the results were fantastic, showing yet again what amazing creativity and imagination resides in the Borough.

A selection of the plays were performed by members of the Apprenticed Actors Company and members of Barrow Senior Youth Theatre at The Forum on Friday 12th December 2008.


Ashlea Furness, Daniel Pacey, Harry Harper and Jenny Dawson from The Apprenticed Actors Company and Lois Clifton, Adam Brown and

Jamie Cubiss from Barrow Senior Youth Theatre

The plays selected to be performed were

3 Chavettes
by Elysia Kenrick, Courtney Gellately and Jodie Crawford from Greengate Juniors

Lucky Day
by Lucy Beauman from Park View

Toxic Waste
by Chloe Mease and Nicole Rose from Fire Station Writers

Cat Burglary
by Class 4 from George Hastwell School

Fortune Teller
by Chloe Wilson from Newbridge House

Cup Final for Barrow AFC
by Class 4 from George Hastwell School

Crabs of Calamity
by Ryan Clarke, Matthew Allewell, Tony Dyer from Greengate Juniors

by Maisy Bathis, Jade Rae and Alex Twinney from Greengate Juniors

Number 1 Space Assassin
by George Heslop from Park View

Elvis's Problem
by Gemma, Courtney, Derry and Amie from St James'

Baby Snatcher
by Anna, Mathew, Aimee, Demi and Emma from St James'

God's Dental Table
by Jonathan Bisset from Fire Station Writers

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