My new play The Shy Manifesto is to tour in early 2019, taking in 27 dates at 20 venues across the country.
It’s a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy drama for one actor about a teenage boy who is proud to be shy and thinks you should be too, because what this crazy world needs right now is a bit more self restraint. Callum is to address an audience of radical shy comrades and incite the meek to finally rise up and inherit the earth, but memories of the previous night’s drunken escapades at end-of-term party keep intruding and threaten to upend the fragile identity he has created for himself.
Performed by Theo Ancient and directed by Cat Robey, it’s produced by Joe C Brown and Anthony Hollis and opens at Live Theatre, Newcastle on the 29th of January before travelling to Greenwich Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, The Met Manchester, The Marlowe Canterbury, Portsmouth Guildhall and Harrogate Theatre, amongst many others.
Edit: The Shy Manifesto did go on tour in 2019 and was a big hit and it was a shame Michael was not able to see it. Here are photographs from the run as well as tweets and reviews:
The Theatre Critic: The Shy Manifesto Review
Breaking The Fourth wall: The Shy Manifesto Review
Monstagigz: The Shy Manifesto Review
Onceaweektheatre: The Shy Manifesto Review
The Times: The Shy Manifesto Review
The Guardian: The Shy Manifesto Review
The Shy Manifesto was nominated for two awards :
Nominated for Monstagigz Best New Play of 2019