Audiences invited to take a leap

A brand new theatre show, that has been developed with support from The Lowry in Salford, will be performed in two of Lancashire’s rural venues in October.

“Then Leap!”, which is written and performed by Laura Lindow will visit Longton Library on Tuesday 6 October at 7.30pm, followed by a performance at The Rainhall Centre in Barnoldswick on Friday 9 October at 7pm.

Tickets for both shows are available directly from the venues. For the Longton date please call in at the library or call 03001236703 for more information. For the show at The Rainhall Centre call 01282 345200. The show is suitable for ages 16+.

The clock ticks, the years pass and 39 year old Ottilie Dundee finally goes home to unearth some long-buried truths. There she meets the largest obstacle of all and true to form this old friend never forgot.

Then Leap! is a story about attempting to let go. It’s about the holes we often dig for ourselves, the relationships we try and bury, and the beasts we can sometimes create when it feels like we have no choice. It’s about how sometimes you have to go backwards in order to move on. It’s about taking a leap.

Laura Lindow’s show has been produced as part of the ‘Developed with The Lowry’ programme. This programme invests in new work from developing writers, artists and companies. Those chosen benefit from a package of support to help them develop a brand new show. This is the first show supported by a new partnership between The Lowry and the Cheshire & Lancashire Rural Touring partnership.

The show forms part of Spot On Lancashire’s autumn season, taking professional shows to rural venues and libraries across Lancashire.

Speaking ahead of the shows Spot On’s scheme manager Sue Robinson said:

“We’re hugely excited about this show and the new partnership we have developed with the The Lowry. Bringing new professional theatre to venues that would not usually host it is exactly what we are all about. Laura is a wonderfully talented theatre-maker and Then Leap! is an excellent show, so come along and discover what it’s all about!”

For more information and to see the full Spot On autumn programme visit www.spotonlancashire.co.uk, email hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk or call 01254 660360.