Jacob Jackson and Niamh Stansfield from our Young Company talk about Josh Overton’s 2012 and Lydia Marchant’s 2013 plays

Jacob Jackson and Niamh Stansfield from our Young Company talk about Josh Overton’s 2012 and Lydia Marchant’s 2013 plays

Jacob Jackson and Niamh Stansfield from our Young Company talk about Josh Overton’s 2012 play and Lydia Marchant’s 2013 play respectively.

The 2012 play is a fun and slightly absurd comedy about Doomsday! It includes a group of strange scientists of mysterious origins studying modern humans, while my character attempts to convince his associates that the world is ending. The audience is taken on a wild journey through dinosaurs, asteroids, and a lot of other whacky stuff!If you like strange and absurd comedy, then you’ll love this.

Jacob Jackson

When Emma and her best friend Scott arrive at Welly in Hull to see the Pigeon Detectives, the last thing she expects is love at first sight. But can she build up the courage to speak to her before the night is over?

An upbeat Hull night-out, navigating the trials and tribulations of teenage romance. This engaging ensemble piece is inspiring and charming as a medley of club-goers describe Emma’s innermost thoughts and feelings. As part of the chorus, I feel honoured to be part of such a contemporary idea where the thought-tracking comes from an external force. This aspect is what makes this play such a dynamic piece.

Niamh Stansfield