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AMORALPLAY - by Chris Salt

amoralplay is about hope - who peddles it, who falls for it and who recognises it for what it is.

Nerys is low on cash and self-esteem, juggling grief and guilt (and 15 yr-old Mikey) in God-forsaken Gotherswick. 

Albie’s auditioning the locals to ‘put on a show’ - no one turns up but Mikey, and he’s only there for the crisps. An unlikely friendship develops as Mikey introduces Albie to his family, his life, his world.

Under the uncertain eye of Father Tommy, Nerys begins to pull her life together, Albie unbuttons, and Mikey astonishes everybody but himself.

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CREATIVES

Writer

Chris Salt

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"Until 2014 I balanced a television documentary career with non-broadcast community arts work but have since been prioritising my writing. Following an MA in playwrighting in 2015 I’ve had work selected for Bolton Octagon’s Top Five Festival, come runner-up in both the Octagon and Papatango national new-writing awards, had professional commissions, and won Arts Council grants to further my work. In 2017 I was selected as a founder member of the Royal Court (Northern) Writers Group developing scripts for rehearsed readings at both the Royal Court and Northern Stage. This Spring 2020 my play, ‘fell’, toured Cumbria and Lancashire." - Chris Salt

Director

Nick Bagnell

Nick Bagnall is a freelance theatre director. Nick trained at the Guildhall as an actor and has worked extensively in most major theatres in the country including The Royal Exchange in Manchester and Shakespeare's Globe. He was formerly joint artistic director of The Milton Rooms. Nick was the Associate Director of the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse between 2014 and 2019.

Actor

Playing Mickey

Jordan Turner

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Jordan trained at East 15 Acting School. Theatre credits include: Emily Brown and the Thing (Tall Stories), We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (West End), The Selfish Giant (Arcola Theatre), Alfie White: Space Explorer (Tall Stories) and Animal Farm (Courtyard Theatre), Now You See Me…(Immediate Theatre). 

Film Credits include: Bittersweet Last Words, CRASH. 

He is also Artistic Director and performer with The Outbound Project; The Mission, 12 Million Volts (UK Tour).

Actor

Playing Albie

Joseph Clowser

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Joseph trained at East15 Acting School. Recent credits include: Don Baker in Butterflies Are Free, Max and Ashley Hennessy in Double Death and Roland Maule in Present Laughter for Paul Taylor Mills Summer Rep Season 2019, Jem Merlyn in Jamaica Inn (Windsor Theatre Royal), The Tail Of Klaus And Shelly Waterbottom (Theatre503), The Stolen Inches (New Diorama) and rehearsed readings of  Cheaper By The Hour (Above The Stag) and Vampirella (In assiciation with Hammer Horror/Regent Street Cinema). Joseph has also worked on various site specific, TV and short film projects.

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