Desmond East cast in the lead role of 'JAMES' in The Lyrics's production "BLACKOUT"..

Blackout was originally written by Davey Anderson for the National Theatre’s Connections festival. It tells the story of James, a young man from a dysfunctional family. The death of his grandfather results in James’ dabbling in drugs and alcohol – a path which leads him to court and a possible custodial sentence.

With an atmospheric soundtrack by Chris Warner and physical theatre sequences devised by David Calvert, this high-energy production is followed by a Q&A with a panel of young people with first-hand experience of custody and the judicial system.

The Lyric Theatre are presenting the project in conjunction with the Department of Justice NI and Hydebank Wood College. Two performances in the Naughton Studio precede a 4 week tour of schools and youth groups across Northern Ireland.

Director: Philip Crawford
Movement Director: David Calvert
Composer: Chris Warner

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