William Walsh-Penny: Greg from Bottleneck
Greg is 13 in 1989, Liverpool. He wants to go to the big match with his best mate, but his dad says no. Greg steals his ticket (his dad saying he can no-longer go) and heads there with a bunch of mates. The play is set around the tragedy of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster that saw 96 people lose their lives due to police errors and other related factors.
Reconciliation Assembly May 2020
William Ramsbottom: Michael from This is England
After the death of his dad, Michael is feeling powerless and angry. At his dad’s wake (in his favourite pub) Michael tries to put his world to rights as he confronts the difficult truths of his father’s legacy and the country that shaped him.
Jamie Todd: Charlie from How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found
Charlie is cracking up. He’s thinking of changing his identity. He thinks it would be easy and he has it all planned out. This is a tragedy about the search for happiness and knowing who you are in a world when it constantly dazzles us with a distorted mirror.
Joshua Squires: The Indescribable Difficulty of Moving Forward
This movie is about overcoming grief, anxiety, and depression. These themes are portrayed through the film’s ambiguous nature which allows the viewer to come to their own conclusion about the purpose of the film and to question their own emotional journey.