Contact Young Company (CYC) is Contact’s renowned, Manchester Theatre Award-winning young ensemble. CYC is made up of young performers, actors, dancers, musicians, stand-up comedians, poets and MCs.
Each year, Contact Young Company works with major national and international artists to create brand-new theatre shows. These shows are premiered here at Contact and have often toured to venues and festivals across the country.
Previously, CYC have worked with Forced Entertainment, Hetain Patel, Stacey Makishi and Slung Low.
In the news
Coming Soon with CYC
CYC’s first performance planned within the revamped Contact building is entitled You’re a Vision, a play about Eurovision which is currently being devised with lead artist Richard DeDomenici.
Much like Eurovision itself, you’ll never quite know what you’re going to get on the night, but you can follow along online for updates!
Previous CYC Shows
Just some of the shows created by CYC in recent years
She bangs the Drums: https://contactmcr.com/shows/contact-young-company-she-bangs-the-drums/
Contact Young Company + Hetain Patel: Oh Man https://contactmcr.com/shows/contact-young-company-hetain-patel-oh-man/
CYC + Young Identity: Old Tools > New Masters ≠ New Futures https://contactmcr.com/shows/cyc-young-identity-old-tools-new-masters-≠-new-futures/
Past Members of CYC
Many previous members of CYC have gone onto become professional artists, performers and creators. Previous CYC-ers include: Louise Wallwein, Yusra Warsama, Darren Pritchard, Lemm Sissay, Afreena Islam, Fisayo Akinade, Abdus Salam, Sophie Willan, Nathaniel Hall, Lowri Evans (Eggs Collective), Sara Cocker (Eggs Collective), Kyle Walker, Lauren Fitzpatrick, Haiesha Mistry, Rachel Brogan, Ali Gadema, Chunky, Amy Vreeke and Adam Ali.
Be a part of CYC
Contact Young Company holds auditions each year for participants aged 15 – 25. If you’d like to hear about upcoming auditions, email CYCauditions@contactmcr.com to be added to our auditions mailing list.