A family finds themselves scattered across the north, each one searching for something to hold on to, to root them to a place, tie them to a person.

A woman wakes up with a stranger beside her. A student argues with his lover. A single mother fights to feed her baby. A married man flirts with two younger women and one devastating event will change their lives forever.

Royal Exchange Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom and the multi award-winning writer Simon Stephens have taken a journey across the North of England, shaping and developing their latest collaboration,Simon’s newest play Light Falls.

In this extraordinary World Premiere a family is drawn back together following a single, devastating and unpredictable event. An intricate observation of people and places Light Falls is a powerful allegory to the North. This production features original music by Jarvis Cocker and can been seen in the Theatre from 24 October – 16 November.

The play s performed by an impressive ensemble cast which includes Mercedes Assad, Freddie Gaminara, Carla Henry, Lloyd Hutchinson, Rebecca Manley, David Moorst, Tachia Newall, Jamie Samuel, Katie West and Witney White.

By Simon Stephens
Directed by Sarah Frankcom 
With original music by Jarvis Cocker 

24 October – 16 November 

Box Office: 0161 833 9833
Online: www.royalexchange.co.uk/lightfalls      


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