Young people take to stage at Bristol Old Vic to explore what it means to be alive
A GROUP of more than 150 young people from Bristol are taking to the stage to explore loss, death and to celebrate what it means to be alive.
The serious subject matter is the central theme of a production called The Life After, devised by the members of Bristol Old Vic’s Young Company.
Large parts of the production have been devised by young people, aged 11 to 25, and explores what may lie beyond the here and now.
The show is part of SPRING – a celebration of the achievements made by the Young Company over the last two years.
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Epic both in scale and ambition, The Life After sees the Young Company reclaim the refurbished theatre for a production to rival their acclaimed 2009 production Brave.
The group aims to dive into a sea of imagination and to take the audience on an epic journey.
Through whispering forests, to a love story in a jealous lake the production follows a young boy who won't let his mother go and battles death into a nutshell.
The Life After explores loss and change, be it as monumental as death, or seemingly incidental, like the opening of the first daffodils in spring.
Each is explored with curiosity, fearlessness and, just occasionally, outright silliness.
Director Miranda Cromwell told The Post: “Around 350 young people come to the Young Company sessions every week.
“In our sessions we decided we wanted to make a production where as many people could be involved as possible.
“We were looking for a subject matter that was unique, and the subject of what happens after you die came up.
“It provoked a big discussion about loss and grief.
“Everyone was surprisingly open about their feelings and it led us to want to devise a big show called The Life After.
“It is a very imaginative production with lots of playfulness and adventure.
“It’s a real comedy-tragedy with lots of dark humour.”
The Life After opens at Bristol Old Vic tonight and runs until Saturday.
There are still tickets left, which are priced from £5 to £15 and can be purchased from www.bristololdvic.org.uk or by phoning 0117 987 7877.