Newcastle based company, associate artists at Northern Stage and Edinburgh Fringe 2014 favourites, The Letter Room are bringing their new show Five Feet in Front to the Lowry Studio next week.
The Letter Room will debut Five Feet in Front in The Lowry’s Studio on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June as part of the Lowry’s ‘Developed With’ scheme. Five Feet in Front will then be travelling to the Edinburgh Fringe in August as part of Northern Stage’s ‘Made in the North’ programme – making this the perfect opportunity for Greater Manchester audiences to boast that they saw it in Salford first.
The Letter Room’s previous show ‘Bonenkai’ received a special commendation from the Musical Theatre Network Awards at Edinburgh Fringe 2014, and through The Lowry’s ‘Developed With’ scheme, The Letter Room have received an extensive package of financial support and mentoring helping them in the next stage of their work.
Five Feet in Front, directed by Northern Stages Associate Director Mark Calvert, is set down in dust bowl America. Little Johnnie Wylo must fight to save her town, before a dust storm engulfs them all. In this new musical theatre production, The Letter Room make Loud Noises and Bold Choices playing live instruments so audiences should prepare for a hoedown.
Five Feet in Front also marks the beginning of a new collaboration between the company (Newcastle based Michael Blair, Alice Blundell, Maria Crocker, Meghan Doyle, Stan Hodgson and Alex Tahnée) and writer Chloe Daykin.
Company member Meghan Doyle said: “We are so pleased to have worked with The Lowry so far on this show and we can’t wait to get it in front of an audience.”
Five Feet in Front is at The Lowry on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June.
The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are £12 (£2 off for concessions).
Get your tickets online here or call the Lowry Box Office on 0843 208 6000