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The Company of Angels By John Retallack

The Company of Angels by John Retallack

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Presents four plays exploring issues with particular relevance to young audiences. This work deals with issues such as friendship, sexuality, migration and identity. It is a fusion of dance, theatre and music.

The Company of Angels Summary

The Company of Angels: Four Plays by John Retallack by John Retallack

In "Hannah and Hanna" having escaped from Kosovo, Hanna, 16 meets Hannah, 16, from Margate. An unlikely friendship develops when they find that music is a common bond between them despite their different cultures and circumstances. "Virgins" explores issues of sexuality for young people: How do you explore your sexuality when you are still living at home with your parents? How do your parents sustain their love life with you in the house? And why do we find it so difficult to talk about? "Risk" asks how young people can discover their limits, how can they find out who they are? It asks why young people are drawn to danger; why they risk their freedom, their bodies, their minds and their futures, through dangerous activities and crime. "Club Asylum" is a devised dance theatre piece about teenage asylum seekers in Glasgow based on research with both young asylum seekers and residents. This is a thrilling fusion of dance, theatre and music.

The Company of Angels Reviews

"...Club Asylum is one of the most important theatrical shows created in Scotland in the past year...its strength lies in Retallack's thoughtful, well-muscled script... " THE SCOTSMAN

About John Retallack

John Retallack is the artistic director of Company of Angels, and has written and directed a number of plays in recent years. John was formerly director of Oxford Stage Company (1989 - 1999) where his adaptation of Melvyn Burgess' Junk won the TMA Young People's Award in 1998. His Shakespeare productions for Oxford Stage Company toured internationally and won widespread critical acclaim over a period of ten years. He was the founding director of Actors Touring Company (ATC) (1977 - 85). His work has been awarded several prizes, including a SWET award in 1983 and a Herald Angel at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival.

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The Company of Angels: Four Plays by John Retallack by John Retallack
Used - Very Good
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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