IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
MIDDLE CHILD THEATRE
Humber Street Gallery
Thurs 24th - Sat 26th March 2022 - 7pm
Pay What You Decide
Silent Uproar and Middle Child present a showcase for new writers to see early drafts of their plays performed for the first time.
These short performances will feature professional actors, but no set, props or costume.
Casino by Larner Wallace-Taylor
It’s January 1974 and Linda and Tina have had it with Wigan. They’re planning their escape, away from the strikes and the power cuts.
But when Tina’s brother Ant introduces them to his new favourite club, they’re drawn into a world of northern soul, fashion and amphetamines that they never knew existed.
They’ve finally found a place to call home – but how long can they hold onto it?
The performance on Thursday 24 March will be interpreted by Dave Wycherley.
Soul Syndicate DJs
Soul Syndicate will be playing classic northern soul tunes in the ground floor cafe after the performance on Saturday 26 March. Entrance is free.
About the writer
Larner Wallace-Taylor is an actor, theatre maker and voice over artist from Wigan.
Credits include I Hate Alone (Middle Child); How Love Is Spelt (Southwark Playhouse); An Inspector Calls (UK tour); The Mouth of a Shark (VAULT Festival); By My Strength (Women and War Festival); Casualty (BBC); Doctors (BBC); and Blue Murder (ITV). She also has her own theatre company Brickdust alongside director Charlotte Peters.
Casino is her first play. She is inspired by stories of normal people doing extraordinary things. She is a fan of theatre that is fun and not fancy.
Running time: Approx. 45 minutes, no interval, followed by a short Q&A with the writer
Age guidance: 14+ (includes strong language and drug references)