Young talent to tackle Enron play

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Enron, a story about power and destruction is to be presented by Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre Company from August 8-10.

Written by Lucy Prebble and directed by Sarah Stephenson, the play is inspired by one of the most infamous financial scandals of recent times.

It is a story of how thousands of Americans lost faith in a system that rewarded those at the top, while those at the bottom lost everything.

The play shows how the Texan energy giant, Enron, moved from a model of the future to a bankrupt disaster with debts of 38 billion dollars.

Written by British playwright Lucy Prebble, Enron is a modern play for modern times. Premiering at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2009, the play had further success at the Royal Court and Noel Coward Theatres in London before premiering on Broadway a year later.

Sarah Stephenson, director of Youth Theatre at the Nottingham Playhouse said: “This is such a relevant play to young people. Because it tells the story of how people at the top, people in power, can directly impact on our future generation and the decisions they make in life.

“The performers got so excited and enthusiastic about finding out about the main characters. They connected with them because these are modern-day people who hit the international news.”

The Nottingham Playhouse Youth Theatre has many opportunities for young people of all ages, from 9-21. To find out more, visit www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk/education/youth-theatre