BRINGING CHARACTERS TO LIFE, THROUGH MOVEMENT
THEATRE ROYAL YOUNG COMPANY
DIRECTOR: LUCY HIRST
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & MOVEMENT PRACTITIONER:
PERFORMANCES: 12TH-14TH APRIL 2018
THE DRUM, THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
Working with the Young Company was a complete joy. The 20 cast members from the Theatre Young Company and some from the surrounding Hubs worked extremely hard. Lucy Hirst worked to a framework script where large gaps had to be filled in to complete the journey the young people were on and decided to make the production very physical. This meant I was able to enhance tone, plot and ironic suggestion as well as factual information on the brain with movement, creating a energic, honest and powerful physical landscape. The young people pushed and challenged themselves to make a really spectacular piece. Standing ovations and sold out seats were a result of everyones hard work. Very proud to be part of this production.
"Charlie is a vivacious and compassionate artist that intelligently weaves the needs and abilities of her participants into her work. Her wealth of experience as a youth worker in combination with her fierce drive for professionalism and artistic integrity is a joy to behold. She is hungry to collaborate and consistently opens herself up to new opportunities. Her work is organic and always stems from a people-centred process. I have never known an assistant to give more of themselves to a project. I adored my time working alongside Charlie and I am eager to see where her unwavering dedication and flare leads her next – big, bold, and beautiful things, I’m sure!"
Director, Practitioner, Acting Tutor