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On Tuesday 23 June, as part of their regional tour which takes in seven venues in the North West over eight nights, Lowther Pavilion in Lytham welcomes relative newcomers on the theatre production front Organised Chaos with their brand new production Lightspeed.

Lightspeed is written by one of the company members, Clem Haran, and tells a reverse-ordered story of game-playing Emma who leads unsuspecting Charlie to believe that she is besotted with the ideas of fate, love and him: a story of “ideological fantasies and unrealistic realities”. In their trailer for the show, Charlie says, “everybody’s scared of something,” to which Emma responds, “people want what they can’t have.”  These are truisms that strike a sinister note and make for a good basis for a night at the theatre.

Haran is a 22-year-old graduate from Middlesex University. She says of her writing, “I’ve been influenced by playwrights such as Martin Crimp and Simon Stephens. I’ve only been out of university a year and five months and in that time I’ve written original music for a musical about cheese, been involved in a performance art show, run theatre workshops for young people and also played piano as part of a charity gig.”

Organised Chaos are a Salford-based company who seek to nurture fresh creative talent across Greater Manchester and the North West. They provide new and emerging performers, directors, designers and writers with a platform from which they can work on a professional scale as well as offering full support in all production technicalities.

Lightspeed is playing once only at 7:30pm on Tuesday 23 June at Lowther Pavilion. To book tickets call 01253 794221 or visit their website.

 

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