Around twenty young actors aged 15-21 from across Sussex will be given the chance to perform at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals this summer as part of new youth theatre group Hungry Wolf, in association with new Brighton venue Emporium.
Spokeswoman Olivia Walmsley said: “Hungry Wolf had great success on the fringe circuit last year, receiving 5-star reviews for their performances of Growing Pains. The British Theatre Guide described their performance as ‘youth Theatre at its best’. Not only did the young actors receive great press recognition, but a schools tour and a slot on ITV.
“This year, a new group of teens will get the chance to make their mark on the Brighton and Edinburgh scene. This year, the young actors will perform The Electra Project, a piece of theatre that alludes to the 2012 Susan Elkin saga in which two drama teachers were sacked for allowing GCSE students to devise a play about sexual abuse.
“The piece will explore themes such as the importance of drama in schools, the boundaries that are in place and questioning whether we are still allowed to make mistakes in education.”
Written and directed by NYT director Dave Jackson, The Electra Project is based on a Greek tragedy that goes horribly wrong and will be performed at The Emporium, Brighton as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival and theSpace @ Surgeons Hall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.”
Olivia added: “For your chance to be a part of this new youth theatre company, auditions are being held on Saturday, March 1, at 10.30am with NYT director Dave Jackson. Places are limited, so to register your interest or for more information call Hungry Wolf on 01273 733736.”