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Following its debut tour, troublehouse theatre's latest production 'RAW' makes a comeback to the North West this June.

Written by Chris O'Connell, RAW features three of our alumni and is directed by David Crowley, a regular tutor at ALRA North.

This energetic, intensive and new drama draws upon gang violence, family and repentance and will be trouble some's third production. Supporting local theatre performers, the cast is made up of all Northern-based actors. The show will be held at The Joshua Brooks' arts basement space in Manchester. With its exposed red brick and archways and stone slab flooring it makes for the perfect setting for RAW, echoing its urban, modern life.

Despite being less than a year old, the theatre company has gained well deserved recognition, receiving 4* and 5* reviews as well as a Greater Manchester Fringe nomination for 'Best Newcomer'.

Troublehouse theatre was founded by Rick Bithell and Heather Carroll, who graduated from ALRA in 2012. Their aim is not only to create and encourage opportunities in the North West region of the England, but to exceed the public's expectation and perception of fringe theatre.

Rick Bithell says "RAW was introduced to us as the main text for our module in contemporary theatre at ALRA. We found the pace and energy behind Chris O'Connell's writing created a very honest and realistic style of theatre, the type of theatre, the type of theatre we want troublesome to be associated with."

Event Information

Dates: 2nd - 6TH June 2015 (Press Night: 2nd June 2015).
Time: 19:30
Venue: The Joshua Brooks, Princess St, Manchester
Tickets: £9 (Concessions £7). Available at www.WeGotTickets.Com/RAW

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At each Friday night performance of any ALRA show there will hold back 5 complimentary tickets for our ALRA graduates.

To find out the forthcoming shows, please see the ‘What’s on’ section of the website.

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