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Heavy Weather

Lyceum Youth Theatre Presents:
Heavy Weather

By Lizzie Nunnery
An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

Mona is a young woman on the edge. All she sees is the Earth falling apart, but no one really seems to care. Amidst the chaos of competing and contradictory voices, she sets off on a kaleidoscopic journey to find solutions for the planet – and the truth about her family – in the hope that everything might start to make sense again.

Rehearsed and filmed entirely on Zoom and other digital devices, this pre-recorded production is the Lyceum Youth Theatre’s first online show. A link to view the production will be emailed to you on your chosen date, one hour before the advertised start time so please ensure the email address you book tickets under is one that is regularly checked.

Please note that flash photography effects have been used in the scenes beginning at 16.56 (approx 15 seconds duration) and at 37.25 (approx 2 minutes duration)

Director’s Statement:

"We were all set to go to start rehearsing in person for our main stage when Scotland’s second major lock-down hit. We moved the show to a completely digital format and began to rehearse over Zoom. The incredibly talented young cast and choir have been a delight to work alongside bringing bundles of creativity and joy to each rehearsal. On one level Heavy Weather is a play that asks us to bear witness to the impact that the climate crisis has had on young people but at the same time it is also a tale of two sisters and their intricate relationship with their failing mother. LYT have responded to the complex themes within this play with a real maturity. I think I can speak for most directors that the thought of a directing a youth theatre production over Zoom is daunting, but this has been the most interesting project I have worked on in the last year and I can’t wait for you all to see what we have created."

Cast and Credits

CAST 

Mona – Ruby Farajallah and Eva Dallas
Elin – Eilidh Babbs
Angela – Madeleine Lake
Gabby – Kristin Beards
Storyteller – Max Lauder
Guru – Noah Hutcheon and Rose McNiven
Influencer – Adam Montgomery

Lucinda - Georgia Gill

CHOIR and CONTRIBUTORS

Anna Pettigrew

Bea Ferguson

Bing Meddowes

Chloe Morrison

Elisabetta Valenzisi Manca

Eric Wales

Esther

Georgette McMillan

Jason Sparrow

Rowan Burgess

Val Munro

CREATIVE TEAM

Director – Sophie Howell
Associate Director – Liam Blain
Musical Director – Saffron Gillies
Editor – Aly Wight

Musician - James Kinnear

Dates, Times & Prices

Dates: Friday 14th May and Saturday 15th May
Times: 7.30pm (1 hour running time)
Prices: £3 - £8 per screen

This production is being offered on a 'pay what you can' basis. Please choose the ticket price that best suits you at checkout.

There will be a post-show discussion held on Zoom after the performance on Saturday 15th May. A link and joining instructions will be emailed to you on your chosen date, one hour before the advertised start time.