Young Company member Arthur Loades on his role in the second part of TEN

Young Company member Arthur Loades on his role in the second part of TEN

Young Company member Arthur Loades talks about his role in the second part of TEN written by Ellen Brammar set in 2010.

Told by an ensemble of five driven, determined and delusional teenagers, the 2010 play focuses on what lengths young people will go to for people to take notice. 

When a gang of friends feel cheated by a politician's lies, they hatch a plan to get him to 'keep his promise'. Unfortunately for them, the limitations of being young become more and more clear, to the point where logistics become more important than politics. The themes of frustration and ambition begin from the very start.

My character, Richard, has thought everything through in detail but the minute something goes wrong, he becomes an anxious mess; he's hysterically ironic in that he worries more about having enough seat belts in his car for their 'target' than the consequences of actually being caught.

All the characters have the same goal but are so different in how they think they should get there, which is why it's been such a pleasure working on this brilliant ensemble comedy.