Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Little Sister a Big Deal for Community Theatre

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Little Sister a Big Deal for Community Theatre

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REFUGEES, asylum seekers, community groups, performers and artists have worked together for 18 months at the Royal Exchange Theatre to create its latest piece of original work - Little Sister.

Together with director and designer Mark Storor, Tameside Women and their Families Centre, The Royal Exchange's Progression Group, and City of Sanctuary's Conversation Club will present a new piece loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, The Six Swans, in which six brothers are turned into swans by their stepmother and can only be saved by their little sister.

Joining the creative team are professional performers from various fields - such as a clown, an aerialist, and a classical cellist who plays the saw.

The work examines their experiences and explores creative ways to convey those stories and the knowledge they have gathered during their often tumultous lives. …

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