Man Hours

On 21 May 2018 Andrew Gower took part in a rehearsed reading of the play Man Hours by the Manchester based playwright Chris Salt and directed by Lucy Morrison.

Monday 21 May, 6.30pm
Man Hours
Written by Chris Salt
Directed by Lucy Morrison
Cast: Craig Gazey, Andrew Gower, Simon Harrison, Muzz Khan, Charlotte Lucas
A play about boys, Burnley and betrayal.

Chris is a Manchester-based playwright, arts engagement practitioner (Edgeways Productions) and award-winning documentary film-maker. As a playwright he has been a runner-up for the Papatango New Writing Prize, commissioned by Northumberland Touring Company, selected for Bolton Octagon’s Top Five festival, had a rehearsed reading for 24:7 and written an ACE-funded documentary opera about invisible illness.


The website also provides the following information about the newly formed Writers’ Group: North:

The Royal Court Theatre has collaborated with Northern Stage and New Writing North to create a new writers’ group. The first public readings of the plays that have been developed by the group will take place in The Site at the Royal Court in May 2018.

Royal Court Writers’ Group: North was open to playwrights based in the North of England. The nine writers selected have spent the last three months in sessions with leading UK playwrights Stacey Gregg, Emteaz Hussain, Alistair McDowall, Simon Stephens and Tom Wells.

The new writers include Olivia Hannah, Karen Laws, Mhairi Ledgerwood, Laura Lindow, Jack Nicholls, Tamsin Daisy Rees, Lindsay Rodden, Chris Salt and Zosia Wand. The readings will be directed by Royal Court Associate Directors Lucy Morrison and Sam Pritchard, and Northern Stage Artistic Director Lorne Campbell.

Following the readings at the Royal Court, the plays will also be shared at Northern Stage in September.

Booking information for the public readings at Northern Stage in Newcastle Upon Tyne can be found here. Man Hours was replaced by Fell, another play by Chris Salt.