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Junior Play ‘Love and Information’

Junior Play ‘Love and Information’
Karen Smith

This year’s Junior Play, ‘Love and Information’ by British playwright Caryl Churchill, was staged in the Layard over three evenings, Wednesday 19th-Friday 21st June.   Involving over 50 actors and back stage crew, it was an ambitious production portraying an intelligent and creative group of young people as they grapple with the complexities of relationships and connections.  The construction of the play allows the director a great deal of flexibility to interpret as they wish, using a compilation of seven sections each with a number of scenes that range from less than a minute in length to a few minutes long.  The result was a fascinating production, with some superb acting performances enhanced by the stunning set and creative use of lighting.

Director Helen Craig commented:

“In an age when we have instant access to an overwhelming, fractious and multifaceted amount of information, we have chosen to explore how our increasingly connected world affects the foundations of the relationships we form. It has been a pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic and talented cast on this somewhat challenging text. Their astute perception of the modern world teamed with their ability to both challenge and encourage the creative ideas of those around them has made the process truly unique.

The result of their hard work is a wonderfully contemporary, engaging and fast paced performance which, when teamed with the fantastic design aesthetic of the production, offers an insightful take on Churchill’s work which they should all feel hugely proud of.”

More images from the production can be found here: