Out of Joint and the Octagon Theatre Bolton present

Mixed Up North

Three teenagers in an alley with graffiti and a mill chimney in the background

Trish leads a youth theatre group designed to bring together 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. Take your seat at their final dress rehearsal… with tensions rising and mobiles ringing, will Trish and Bella bring their utopian dream to a triumphant conclusion?

A production from Out of Joint and Octagon Theatre, Bolton.

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REVIEWS

“It’s not only journalists and government officials who have been crawling over Burnley since the “disturbances” in 2001. The playwright Robin Soans has also been interviewing the locals in order to create this revealing piece of verbatim theatre for Out of Joint. His discoveries are set within the context of those participating in a multicultural theatre project, bringing young people together (although neither Asian girls nor white boys choose to take part) under the guidance of Celia Imrie’s harassed, good-hearted Trish.”
-The Sunday Times ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Bracing, combative and oddly joyous… it’s a verbatim piece by the best of verbatim authors, Robin Soans… Highly recommended”
-Independent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Celia Imrie’s tremendously entertaining performance would, on its own, make this show worth seeing. But as it happens, every member of the cast is a delight to watch… Max Stafford-Clark gives a masterclass here: his direction is fresh, funny, spontaneous and he makes you feel that this is theatre that really matters.”
-The Observer

ORIGINAL TRAILER

CAST

Cast: Kashif Khan, Asif Khan, Matthew Wait, Kathryn O’Reilly, Lorna Stuart, Celia Imrie / Judith Amsenga, Mia Soteriou, Tyrone Lopez, Lisa Kerr, Claire Rafferty, Stephanie Street, Rose Leslie, Matthew Wait.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Set Designer: Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Designer: Tim Bray
Sound Designer: Andy Smith
Composer: Felix Cross
Choreographer: Jessica Swale
Costume Supervisor: Fizz Jones
Assistant Director: Elizabeth Newman

PERFORMANCES

OCTAGON THEATRE, BOLTON
10 – 26 Sep 2009

ROYAL THEATRE, NORTHAMPTON
29 Sep – 3 Oct 2009

CURVE, LEICESTER
6 – 10 Oct 2009

SOUTHAMPTON NUFFIELD THEATRE
13 – 17 Oct 2009

STONYHURST COLLEGE, CLITHEROE
19 Oct 2009

BOLTON LADS AND GIRLS CLUB
20 Oct 2009

BOLTON 6TH FORM COLLEGE
21 Oct 2009

TURTON HIGH SCHOOL
22 Oct 2009

ACE CENTRE, NELSON
23 Oct 2009

DUKES, LANCASTER
28 – 31 Oct 2009

LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN
3 – 7 Nov 2009

WILTON’S MUSIC HALL, LONDON
10 Nov – 5 Dec 2009

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