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Rehearsals have begun for the next Contact Young Company show, Oh Man, directed by Hetain Patel. Assistant Director, Christopher Roscoe, shares updates from the rehearsal room in his regular blog.

Christopher Roscoe is an actor, theatre maker and part-time poet based in Manchester. This summer he is the Assistant Director on Contact’s Young Company Show. ‘I’m really keen to hit the ground running with Contact, they’re an amazing theatre and do amazing things across the city – can’t wait to be part of making something new with their Young Company.’

Throughout the rehearsal period, Christopher Roscoe will be sharing insights, challenges and updates in a regular blog, giving us front row seats of the creative process;

“In brief; this blog is exploring the process of creating a devised piece of site-specific work. It is a research-based process that is taking place over 8 weeks and is filled with an enormous pot of artistic talent. Main players in the team are Hetain Patel, visual artist, performer, Northerner and David Judge, actor, dancer, theatre maker and Northern (lots of Northerners). Together they bring an interesting partnership to the Contact Young Company of 2018 which is a beautiful collective of inspirational young people. From poets to dancers to med students to musicians to historians to play writes and above all people who want to perform and make something new that has something to say.”

Keep reading Christopher’s blog here.


Using interviews with boys and men from across generations, CYC create a new piece that tries to free up our expectations of men as we strive for gender equality in this modern world.

Thu 30 Aug – Sun 2 Sep
£13/£7, various times