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Lost Boys


National Youth Theatre present 

Lost Boys 

By Luke Barnes 
Directed by Zoe Lafferty 

Tickets on-sale now 

Unity Theatre, 4-11 September

This production at the Unity Theatre will be followed by a tour of local community venues 

"These are the small town gods”

A humorous and heartfelt play by award-winning Formby playwright Luke Barnes, featuring energetic original songs by long-time Kneehigh collaborator Dom Coyote and Britain's best young talent from the National Youth Theatre. Playfully directed by Zoe Lafferty, Lost Boys is a play for everyone about growing up in a new northern town, exploring how where you're from and gender identity affects who you are, who you become and your mental health.

Written by award-winning Formby playwright Luke Barnes, whose recent plays include The Jumper Factory (Young Vic) and All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Bush Theatre and various venues) and acting credits include HBO’s Game of Thrones. Director Zoe Lafferty (The Host, Queens of Syria) was recently named one of Vogue’s Major Players of British Theatre. 

This new commission for National Youth Theatre comes to Liverpool for the first time following a workshop production in Skelmersdale in September 2018.

Age Guideance: 14+
Running time: 1 hour 50 mins (no interval) 

Lost Boys tackles emotive themes. If you would like to know more please get in touch with info@nyt.org.uk

“It is youth theatre at its most mature, and most dazzling.” ★★★★
The Guardian on NYT’s The Fall at Southwark Playhouse in 2018 


Post Show Panel Discussion 

Join members of the Lost Boys company including writer Luke Barnes and director Zoe Lafferty, as well as guest panellists from the Lee Cooper Foundation, Mind, and more for a post-show exploration of the themes of gender and mental health at the heart of Luke Barnes’ humorous and hard-hitting Lost Boys 
Friday, 6 September
Immediately post show 
You must have a ticket to the Friday 6 September performance to attend the post-show panel  

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Playwrighting and Storytelling Workshop with Luke Barnes 

14-25 and enjoy telling stories? Join award-winning Formby playwright and NYT Alumnus Luke Barnes, for a free Playwriting and Storytelling workshop 

Saturday, 7 September 

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Directing Workshop with Zoe Lafferty

14-25 and interested in finding more about directing theatre and creating stories? Get involved in our free directing workshop with NYT Associate and Lost Boys director Zoe Lafferty

Saturday, 7 September 

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The Company 

Creatives and Production Team

Writer Luke Barnes
Director Zoe Lafferty
Designer Jasmine Swan 
Associate Designer Sarah Mercade
Composer and Sound Designer Dom Coyote 
Musical Director and Associate Sound Designer Alex Heane
Lighting Designer Joseph Ed Thomas
Choreographer Jenna Sian O'Hara
Production Manager Jack Greenyer & Jack Boissieux for Infinity Technical
Company Stage Manager Sam Cheadle
Stage Management Team
Katie Browes
Rica Struckmann
Sophie Taylor-Hall
Head of Costume Helena Bonner
Costume Supervisor Blue Bradfield
Wardrobe Assistant Ellie Roser
Tour Technician David Murray
Guitarist Aidan Maj
Project Coordinator Hayley Greggs 



    Louis Carrington                          Floriana Dezou 


     Faye Donnellan                           Tom Isted


    Neve Kelman                               Alexandre King 


  Charlie Knowles                            Alex Meredith                         


  Eoin McKenna                                 Kwame Owusu


Jenna Sian O'Hara                         Sam Rees-Baylis 

Daryl Rowlands 


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