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Flashing lights. Sticky floors. Dancing shoes.
Tommy, a young working-class Mancunian, has been accepted into Oxford. He’s the first in his family to go to uni – the first on his street in fact… Join him on his last big night in Manchester before leaving the city he loves and disappearing South.
A riotous coming of age tale exploring class and identity. Expect humour, heart, and a night out to remember.
A Manchester Anthem has been developed from a work-in-progress under the title Dancing to Disco.
A Manchester Anthem is supported by Brixton House, LUNG Theatre and The Space Theatre. In partnership with The Sutton Trust and The Linacre Institute.
Cast & Creative Team Actor: TOM CLAXTON
Training: MFA in Professional Acting, LAMDA
Theatre includes: Romeo & Juliet (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Kick, Heart of Hammersmith (Lyric Hammersmith); Consent, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Town, Hamlet (LAMDA).
Film & TV includes: Boys in the Boat (George Clooney); One Day (Kate Hewitt); SAS: Rogue Heroes (Tom Shankland); Still So Awkward (Jason Wingard).
Director: CHARLIE NORBURN
Director: Dancing to Disco (The Space); Magpie (Bridge Theatre); Life to Be (Bunker Theatre & Lion and Unicorn Theatre).
Assistant Director: A Prayer For Wings (Swansea Grand Theatre & Volcano Theatre Swansea); Gently Down The Stream (Park Theatre).
Writer: NICK DAWKINS
Training: MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Writer: The Local (HOUSE/HOME, Southwark Playhouse); Dancing to Disco (The Space).
Producer: REBECCA LYLE
Training: MA in Creative Producing, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Producer: Greenwich Family Arts Festival (Various Locations, Royal Borough of Greenwich); Woolwich Community Festival (St George's Garrison Church); Found Arts Festival (Tramshed); Unexpected (Cockpit Theatre); MITES (Tristan Bates Theatre).
Co-Producer: Not Quite Jerusalem (Finborough Theatre).
Assistant Producer: Children's Children (Film, English Touring Theatre).
Set and Costume Designer: Anna Niamh Gorman
Lighting Designer: Caelan Oram
Sound Designer: Sam Baxter
Stage Manager: Emily Darley