By Joel Horwood
With Gina Millington, Hayley Dawson & Céline Planata
Designer: Lina Peller
Director: Tony Kingston
Thursday 5th & Friday 6th September 2019 at 19:30 Saturday 7th September 2019 at 14:30 & 19:30
At ISL Studio Theatre, International School Luxembourg
36 Bd Pierre Dupong, L-1430 Luxembourg
Tickets: €15 Euros (students €8) Reservations: email@example.com Not recommended for children under 13
Starting in 2019, the BGT English Theatre Company is proud to announce an annual show which specifically show-cases the abilities and talents of a limited number of young or student actors. The project has two aims:
Firstly, we hope to draw attention to some young actors from Luxembourg, aged between 18 and 23 who are either studying at drama school or are planning to pursue a career in the performing art. Luxembourg schools produce many high-quality actors and actresses who often find it hard to gain recognition. This project will give these young performers a chance to been seen on a public stage, outside the circle of their drama schools.
Secondly, by choosing new and challenging pieces designed for a smaller casts, the project will give the performers a chance to develop their skills by tackling larger roles in pieces which would not, normally, be available to them in the usual drama school or college environments. The actresses will also be paid for their work and will receive a contract as Independent Artists which can be used to build their CVs.
The first show in this programme is Joel Horwood’s thought-provoking 2017 play “WOLVES ARE COMING FOR YOU”. Written to be performed by a small number of actresses playing all the roles, the piece concerns the fear which grips a small village when rumours spread that wolves are menacing the town. As the fear grows to panic, the villagers gather together in a church hall which was built on the site of a former pagan temple – a place where men and women would gather to tell and share stories. After all, doesn’t every person y have a story which explains who they are and why they have arrived at the current place in their lives? As fear grows the town-folk begin to behave like a pack of the very wolves they fear, starting to turn on the outsiders in the community. But the crisis also forces the characters to face themselves and confront the hidden doubts which have brought them to this place The play shows the ease with which fear can turn to isolationism and violence – a trend which can be stopped if we will only listen to everyone else’s story.