Between 11-16 July, Box Clever will take up residence at the egg, Bath Theatre Royal to workshop our next new play, Puck of the Estate.

Emerging director and regular Box Clever practitioner Ria Parry (2011 Recipient of the Levehulme Bursary for an Emerging Director and Resident Director at the National Theatre) will be leading the week long workshop, working with Box Clever actors Lloyd Thomas (starring in Time for the Good Looking Boy at the Pleasance in Edinburgh ), Jessie Dubieniec and SJ Holgate.

The Box Clever Company will be working alongside the egg’s Urban Arts Members. The egg’s Urban Arts Programme is for young people aged 13 – 21 who are interested in creating contemporary exciting work that challenges and engages new audiences.

We are very excited to be developing Puck at the egg, and very much looking forward to working with the egg’s young people as our collaborators. Puck of the Estate is new play, co-written by Michael Wicherek and students from our partner schools and youth groups in London and nationally. Since the words on the page were developed with young people, we are pleased to workshop the play in performance with young people from the egg.

The starting point for the play was the tension between the life that is sought and the life that is no longer wanted. Is escape possible? Is the fear of the know stronger than that of the unknown?

Central is Box Clever’s ethos is involving young people as our collaborators and partners at every stage of the artistic process. By workshopping Puck with young people at the egg, we hope to develop a new relationship between the writer and his audience.