8 August-8 August

You're My World

  • Description

    You’re my World is a short sharing of a work in progress by Oldham based artist Mark Newsome supported by Oldham Coliseum’s artist bursary programme. The sharing will be followed by a Q&A to help gather audience feedback and develop the piece further.

    Created by Mark Newsome
    Co-written by Mark Newsome & Sarah Nelson

    Damien Dunkerly knows he’s destined for stardom. At primary school Suzy Mckenzie called him a ‘talentless nobody’ and a week later his parents ran off to Faliraki to open a karaoke bar, but he hasn’t let that kill his dreams. Nana Doreen has always encouraged him to believe that he can do anything, that fame and fortune await him. He’s just got to work out how to get there. With an Aldi bag full of ideas and his treasured signed photo of Cilla, the sky’s the limit for Damien.

    Photo Credit Craig Szlatoszlavek

    Mark Newsome is best known for his role as ‘Streaky’ on Channel 4’s prison drama, SCREW. Mark is also a talented comedian, shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Awards. Mark is gay and autistic and is the lead in the highly acclaimed BLACKPOOL, WHAT A SHIT PLACE TO DIE by Phil Pearson.

    Sarah Nelson is associate Writer/Director at the nationally renowned Oldham Theatre Workshop and a visiting lecturer in Theatre and Script writing at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and The University of Salford. She was the 2019 winner of the INSPIRE award for Women in Film, Art and Media. She was one of BBC’s Northern Voices for 2020.

    Please note, this performance may contain adult references and adult language. It is advised for audiences aged 16 and over.

    Tickets are free; registration required.

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    Thu 8 Aug: 7:00pm

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