Wolf Voice youngsters debut new play in Biggleswade

A talented Biggleswade actor and director is breaking down barriers as she aims to give young thespians new opportunities in the industry.
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Hannah Conway has founded a young adult theatre company called Wolf Voice, aiming to see members learn the trade and give them an advantage in the acting world.

The director plans to use her connections to help the company become involved in professional theatre settings, promoting the message that anyone can tread the boards no matter what their background.

Hannah said: “The world of drama schools is often hinted at being an elitist medium and, as a result, many talented people are missed.

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“I was brought up in Biggleswade and managed to work my way up the ladder as an actor and director.

“I now have many theatre contacts so Wolf Voice can progress in skill and knowledge, and we are about to embark on our very first production in association with The National Theatre, London.”

On March 13 and 14 at Stratton Upper School, Wolf Voice will be performing ‘A series of public apologies (in response to an unfortunate incident in the school lavatories)’ by John Donnelly.

The show is part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people - with work commissioned for and about children and teenagers.

The pieces, written by some of the best contemporary playwrights, will be performed by schools and youth theatres all across the UK and Ireland and pupils can become involved with costume, set design, lighting and more.

Hannah said: “The festival is an amazing opportunity for these participants; it would be so lovely to see the community rally round to encourage, support, and celebrate what they have done.”

Visit ticketsource.co.uk/wolf-voice or collect tickets from Siggy’s Cafe, Hitchin Street.

Wolf Voice will also be giving a special performance of the play at the Royal and Derngate Theatre, in Northampton, on April 12.

The group meets on Fridays between 5.30pm and 7pm at Stratton Upper School’s Drama Studio.