Carriageworks Theatre Presents EXTRAORDINARY, Feb 26, 2015
An original production, Extraordinary opens at Carriageworks Theatre Saturday 26th February at 2pm and 7:30pm. This exciting new drama is brought to you by Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers, directed by Ruth Cooper.
"It's a gift.
That's what they say.
But I'm not so sure.
Maybe being a genius is a curse.
Maybe I'd rather be normal."
Extraordinary exploits these ideas, revealing the stigmas attached to being a child genius and the difficulties they must overcome to change the world.
The easy tolerance of the young reveals the lack of acceptance to change within society by bringing to life moments of genius with disastrous ends. An adult dominated world is portrayed, showing how children with big ideas are persecuted for deviating from the norm.
In the end it's not just about being smart; you need the courage to stand up for what you believe in, despite the challenges.
Extraordinary will be performing:
Saturday 26th July 2014
Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, Leeds
Main Auditorium: 2pm and 7:30pm
Tickets: £7 (£5 concession)
Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers is a youth theatre led by professional director Ruth Cooper for young people aged 10 to 16, meeting weekly to create new and original theatre. CYTM develops young people's skills as performers, writers and directors, creating three performances over the course of a year, also offering the opportunity to work with professional actors, designers and stage managers.
In creating a new piece of theatre the CYTM work as an ensemble, developing team-work skills, forming a supportive group in which their creativity is nurtured and offered a platform.
Tickets for all Carriageworks Theatre productions can be booked on 0113 224 3801, online through our website at www.carriageworkstheatre.org.uk or in person at the Carriageworks Theatre Box Office, Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD.
The Carriageworks Theatre is a modern venue located on Millennium Square programming a wide variety of theatre and comedy for the whole family. We are also the proud home of the Leeds Civic Arts Guild and the Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers for young people and various classes open to the Leeds community.