Youngsters show grim view of the future

Inka Spragg as Lizzy in Tip The Balance.
Inka Spragg as Lizzy in Tip The Balance.

THE Dukes Senior Youth Theatre is looking to the future in its new show following a girl’s search for her dad.

Set in 2050, Tip the Balance has been written by senior youth theatre directors, Mary Sharples and Kriss Foster; and Ruby Clarke, currently studying for a writing and directing masters degree.

It will be performed from today until Saturday at DT3 in Moor Lane, The Dukes’ dedicated space for young people.

Mary Sharples said: “Tip the Balance looks at the kind of world we could live in if we don’t look after it carefully but the main focus is the journey of the characters and especially Lizzy’s search for her dad.”

That search takes place in a world where climate change and consumerism have left the earth broken, polluted rivers and left most of northern England covered by a glacier with its roads obscured by decades of rubbish.

See the Lancaster Guardian (28-04-11) for full story.