Children Of The Night


DATE:
6th July 2017 – 8th July 2017

VENUE:
Oxford Playhouse

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Production Management

PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Ian Taylor

WRITER:
Joanne Pearce and Rose Noble

DIRECTOR:
Joanne Pearce

DESIGNER:
Simon Wells

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Ashley Bale

SOUND DESIGNER:
Max Pappenheim

Children of the Night is a story about the forgotten, the neglected and the damned. A contemporary re-imagining of Dickens’ haunting novel Oliver Twist, it centres on young lives that are lived in the shadows subject to exploitation and violent crime. Today over 150 million children around the globe live on the street.

The play weaves in and out of the lives of Duck, JD, Angel, the Rif Rafs and the Scuttlers as they strive to survive in a cold world encountering unfathomable dangers, evil and sometimes, in the most unexpected situations, love, hope and friendship. Following acclaimed productions of Aeneid, Lord of the Flies, Idylls of the King, Alice in Wonderland and The Wind in the Willows, MCS Theatre Academy performs a play devised by Joanne Pearce (RSC Associate Artist) and Rose Noble.