Young Company Summer 2019 Production - Influence

By Andy McGregor

Does free will exist?
Who influences the choices you make?
Do you know?
Do you care?

When a local boy goes missing, a group of extraordinarily ordinary teenagers are drawn into an adventure that is as exciting as it is unexpected. They enter a world of illegal data-collecting, mind manipulation and there’s also quite a lot regarding supermarkets too.

Inspired by modern TV hits such as Stanger Things, this is an adventure story about technology, standing up for what you believe in and always expecting the unexpected.
This new Play has been commissioned by Derby Theatre, Dundee REP, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage, Royal & Derngate and Theatre Royal Plymouth.


Our production will take place 21st-24th August 2019 in The Drum and will be directed by Lucy Hirst. This opportunity is open to Young Company members aged 14-21.

Auditions will be held on 16th and 17th of June.
You will take part in a group workshop lasting approximately 1 hour. We will then see everyone individually and we will ask you to prepare a short task which we will send you when you sign up for the audition.
If you would like to audition please complete the online form here by the 7th June. We will contact you with the exact time and date of your audition the following week.

Please see the rehearsal schedule in the download section of this website. Please check carefully that you can make all of the rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals will mostly take place at TR2.

ASM / DSM We’ll also be looking for several Assistant or Deputy Stage Managers to be involved in supporting rehearsals and the production process. These roles will be of real value, working with our professional Stage Manager, so we’re keen to find candidates who are patient, hard working and have an interest in learning more about what goes on backstage.