Assistant director Sam Luffman updates us on To Walk on Water which opens its run on Friday 29 March at New Wimbledon Theatre’s Time & Leisure Studio.
The second premiere in our Troubled Waters season, To Walk on Water, opens this Friday, 29 March, at New Wimbledon Theatre’s Time & Leisure Studio.
Written by director, Andrew McPherson, with the company, the cast and crew had been expecting to preview its original work on “Brexit Day”…
…our EU departure may have been delayed, but with the country still in turmoil, and the future more uncertain than ever, this story – which looks for reasons to hope in troubled times – could not be told for the first time on a more appropriate date.
“We have larger than life characters from all walks of life, played by a strong ensemble of committed young people,” says Sam Luffman, assistant director on the production.
“The show is a nod to where we might be in the future,” he says. “With so much uncertainty going on in the world, this is a perfect time to stage this show. It will for sure provoke a reaction from the audience given today’s political climate.”
Sam says the Young Actors are eager to perform the piece. “Much of their voices are in the play,” he says, “and they are keen to see how the audience responds to it.”
With final rehearsals in motion, Sam says the set has completely transformed Wimbledon Theatre’s Time & Leisure Studio – and the actors are really pushing their characterisation.
“The cast are excited to present months of hard work to an audience,” Sam says. “The play has been a real collaborative devising process and they are looking forward to sharing a show that is present and commenting on what is happening in the world right now.”
And, if you’re interested in the politics, ideas and concepts behind this original piece of theatre, Andrew, Sam and the cast are looking forward to hosting a Q&A after the matinee show on Saturday 30 March.
“The young people have been vocal in rehearsals about their feelings on the work,” Sam says. “The Q&A will give them an opportunity to voice their opinions, and also a chance for audiences to see the actors engaged politically with the work they present.”
Book tickets today!
All profits from ticket sales go straight back into the Young Actors Company to help fund our rehearsals, community projects and performances.
If you are enjoying the work we do, please support us by coming to see our shows.