Mixed Up North
by Robin Soans
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Oberon Books | £3.00 | RRP £8.99
Based on real events, Mixed Up North is a fiercely funny and moving new play about the difficulties of uniting divided racial communities in the Lancashire mill town of Burnley.
Trish leads a youth theatre group for Asian and White teenagers. As she struggles to share her artistic vision with a cast who think acting is “gay”, the compelling stories of the young stars unfold, along with a moving history of their town.
“Robin Soans has edited his material with extraordinary skill so it glides between tragedy and farce, between horror and humour, with an inner dramatic vibrancy that still retains the untidiness of real life… This is a cultural treasure.” -The Spectator
“A brilliant piece of writing… If you fancy being challenged and uplifted, as well as being asked to think about problems that exist on all of our doorsteps, then a visit to this gem of play is a must” -Whatsonstage.com