Sparkleshark at Brighton Fringe
by Philip Ridley
Directed by Ross Drury
The Young Actors Group debuts at Brighton Fringe with Sparkleshark, written by Philip Ridley and directed by Ross Drury.
Sparkleshark is a play for young people about imagination and its power to soften the harsh realities of life.
On a rooftop in a rough part of London, within a maelstrom of violence, illusion and monsters, we meet nine secondary school pupils. Their unhappy family backgrounds and emerging peer relationships make for a tale of true grit as we probe into the thrilling roar and magic of storytelling.
Performed by The Young Actors Group advanced acting group of 16 – 19 year olds, Sparkleshark is both dark and challenging, being the perfect platform to showcase some of Brighton’s best young actors.
Award winning director, Ross Drury, a graduate of the National’s Theatre Director’s course and known for numerous shows in London, Edinburgh and Brighton, stated, ‘This group of young actors is wonderfully unique – hugely talented, they are a true ensemble and the perfect example of a community of talented young people passionate about and loving what they do.’
Sparkleshark plays at Sweet St Andrews on May 7th and 21st at 1pm and tickets are available via the box office on 01273 763 235.