THERE’S a milestone event next week in the work of the Lawrence Batley Theatre and in the life of theatre director Amanda Huxtable.
Amanda was born and brought up in South London but has lived almost all her life in the north of England and now lives with her family in Birkby.
She began her career in the performing arts as an actor but is now artistic director of Leeds-based Yorkshire Women Theatre which has a reputation for high quality theatre often on health and social education issues.
Next Wednesday, Amanda is on home ground in Huddersfield with a new piece by Yorkshire Women Theatre called Lost And Found.
It is a performance in which Sheffield-based writer Marcia Layne, Amanda and her company of actors have made a journey together. They hope that journey will be shared by an audience who want to explore the relevance of the slave trade for today’s generation.
Expect a powerful theatre piece in the hands of an experienced company and a sensitive director who says: “Through our new project Lost & Found, I have travelled many miles and sometimes not even left the YWT office to do it.
“We feel that through theatre there is real potential to explore key issues with young people around the historical events and the concept of freedom.
“We hope that the young people will gain a knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the key issues. We also hope that they will explore inherited customs that link directly to their daily lives.”
The company’s sensitive handling of a subject which resonates throughout all our lives, has already received much praise.
See the show in the LBT’s Cellar space on Wednesday (November 14) at 1.30pm or 7pm. Tickets on 01484 430528.