It’s always really exciting starting work on a new show but kind of scary as well. This week this process has begun for me on the next show that I will be working on with norfox Young People’s Theatre who are the resident young people’s theatre company at the Library Theatre in Manchester. The show is called “A Little Voice A Long Way From Here”. It’s still very much in its infancy so it’s feeling a little vulnerable and flimsy at the moment but I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into it and seeing how it develops over the next couple of weeks.
It tells the story of a girl called Amber. When she was 11 years old her mother disappeared leaving her to be raised by her father. Upon his death, when she is 17, she discovers that he wasn’t her father at all. Abandoning life as she knows it she travels North to unearth not only her family’s secrets, but also the truth about herself. It’s a story about discovery, about cold nights and about skies that are always starry.
There’ll be a site up and running for the show very soon. I’ll let you know when it’s ready and hope to see you over there.