THE SHY MANIFESTO is a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy drama about a shy boy who has had enough of constantly being told to come out of his shell. 17-year-old Callum is proud to be shy and he thinks you should be too, because what this noisy, crazy world really needs right now is some more self-restraint. Callum delivers his manifesto, exploring adolescence, isolation, self-loathing and sexuality, and encourages his audience of radical shy comrades to finally rise up and inherit the earth. However, will memories of the previous night's drunken escapades at a classmate's end-of-term party upend the fragile identity he has created for himself?
Starring Theo Ancient (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and written by Michael Ross ("fun, sparky and full of ideas”- The Stage on Ross' They Won’t Kill You).
Also running alongside the performance is a free workshop at 5pm. THE SHY MANIFESTO has strong themes that are relatable to many young people, and Theo would like to offer the opportunity for the exploration of these themes through drama. Theo has over six years’ experience running workshops and education programmes, and he feels passionately about bringing drama opportunities to all young people, especially those living in hard-to-reach areas. Suitable for ages from 12 plus.