Lancastrians get a close-up

Published: 23 March 2019
Reporter: David Upton

A new play about Lancashire, by its people, is to tour the county this spring.

Lancastrians features the real words of some of the 500 people interviewed by Chorley-based Junction 8 Theatre.

Their stories and thoughts will be told by three actors, including Lancaster-based Roberta Kerr, playing a multitude of characters.

From the familiar to the extraordinary, Lancastrians will create a snapshot of everyday life in the county.

It premières at Chorley Town Hall from April 16–20 before touring to Burnley Library from April 22–24, Plungington Community Centre in Preston from April 26–28, The Dukes in Lancaster from May 1–4 and Stanley Park Visitors Centre in Blackpool from May 6–8 before ending its run at The Artz Centre in Skelmersdale May 9–11.

Each of these towns and cities will feature in the play, which has been created by the brother and sister who founded Junction 8: Nick and Liz Stevenson.

Both born and bred in Whittle-Le-Woods, their Lancashire roots reflect their community.

Audiences will also be able to purchase local food and drink and be invited to add their own photographs, written memories and opinions about Lancashire to the set.