Harlow’s Livewire Theatre Company look forward to new season
Entertainment / Thu 9th Sep 2021 at 09:41am
HARLOW’S Livewire are looking forward to a busy year ahead with new groups, new projects and new performances. After a busy summer welcoming students of all ages back through their unique “Theatre Challenge” projects. Livewire are now set to begin the term by embarking on the first phase of their delivery of The National Lottery’s Reaching Communities project.
Weekly evening workshops begin as usual this week with a brand new addition! Music sessions for primary aged young people in year 5 and above! The LMC (Livewire Music Collective) are expanding their sessions to include younger members after a successful pilot last term. Sessions are, as always, free and take place every Wednesday 5pm until 6.45pm at the Harlow Playhouse and are led by local musician and teacher Stephen Cody.
Sam Ashford, Creative Director had this to say about the new group
“It’s wonderful to see young people play in a band, to see them enjoy that feeling of all hitting the perfect note at the same time and to witness their confidence grow and develop when they are with us at Livewire. Adding to that the chance to learn to write and construct original music and to sing about moments and situations that are relevant to them, original music, made by the young people themselves – that’s the real magic right there”.
Livewire are also looking forward to reprising their summer production of “Love Beach” an original piece of theatre that looks at the dangers of celebrity, social media and its effects on young people today, details to follow soon but this is their best work to date and not to be missed.
Rory Davies, Artistic and Executive Director, Harlow Playhouse said “I was blown away by the performance of ‘Love Beach’, it really moved me and I can’t wait for more people to see it. It was so clear to me that the style and delivery of the performance was directly influenced by Livewire’s training with Complicite through our partnership with The Barbican Theatre. I am incredibly proud of everyone involved, this show really is the pinnacle of youth theatre and testament to Harlow Playhouse’s commitment to continually improving the cultural landscape of our brilliant town.”
And as I’d that wasn’t enough, on top of workshops every evening, Livewire are partnering with The Royal opera House Bridge.
“Working alongside the Royal Opera House is an amazing opportunity and we can’t wait to get started! We are piloting a project with Hare Street Community Primary School and Pemberley Academy that will see myself, Steve and Becky working within a school to deliver a ‘Theatre Challenge’ on an issue chosen by the schools and their young people. The original piece of theatre (containing new music, dance and drama) will be performed at the end of each project. After the pilot we are hoping to make this a regular part of our delivery, that we will have the capacity to deliver into all primary schools in Harlow throughout the year, what an exciting opportunity for our Town!”
If you would like more information on when and where workshops take place or, how to join then please visit
Fantastic news. Really looking forward to more amazing performances from Livewire. What a marvellous opportunity for young people of Harlow.