Artistic Discoveries in European Schoolyards

Co-Productions | 2011, May 11

What Light

a play by Giuditta Mingucci (Italy) and Richard Hurford (United Kingdom

2061 and it’s a whole different world. No school, no shops, no internet. No escape from the rain that keeps falling. No way out of a life filled with fear and hate.

Fourteen year old Sid wants to know why Grandpa hates the world so much, but Grandpa keeps his secrets. Then one day Sid meets a girl with blood on her hands and everything begins to change. Together they discover that life wasn’t always like this and find out what really happened to all the bright lights and good stuff.

Working with final year students from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, What Light is one of the new plays to be commissioned for young people as part of Platform11+.

Working with Pilot throughout the Platform 11+ project has been Manor School and on Fri 20 May there will be a double bill performance Manor’s production of What Goes Up – when you live in a perfect world, the only way is down will be followed by What Light.

Also working on this project are Canon Lee, Joseph Rowntree and Don Valley Schools and their performances inspired by What Light will be on stage at York Theatre Royal in the week commencing 23rd May 2011


Playwrights * Giuditta Mingucci (Italy) and Richard Hurford (United Kingdom*
Director Katie Posner (United Kingdom)
Set Ilaria Ariemme