Theatre Porto present
Ages: 11+ year olds
From the true stories of young people who run away…
Night Train is a gripping play about a world most of us know nothing about.
It follows the lives of Deano, Tanya and Lainey; three volatile, sharp humoured and resilient young people, all fighting to be heard, placed under the same roof of a residential care centre.
For the care worker, Roy, it’s like trying to put a tornado in a tin can.
This exhilarating play takes the lid off what can happen when young people live together in care and what happens when they take flight.
About the show
Night Train was written in 2007 by four professional actors – Roy Barber, Curtis Cole, Sarah McDonald Hughes, Dee Shepherd – supported by Kevin Dyer, Associate Writer, Theatre Porto.
They interviewed many young people in care and the professionals responsible for that care. They were inspired to tell the stories of the young people they met – untold stories reflecting voices which often go unheard – and to turn those facts into a powerful and moving fiction.
- Director – Joe Sumsion
- Composer – Mark Melville
- Set Designer – Alison Heffernan
- Costume Designer – Gemma Pill
- Production Manager – Mike Francis
“The development of the play was an intense and creative period which, following hundreds of hours of groundwork…” – Hannah Rayfield, Children’s Rights and Participation Officer, Cheshire County Council
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