Saddleworth Players

The Young Lad

Wae’aye man! My name is Chris Richardson and I will be causing mischief in the upcoming performance of ‘The Pitmen painters’! My character is simply identified as ‘Young Lad’ . . . I know, charming! Although strange at first not having a name, you quickly realise that there is a clever purpose to it that keeps the themes and events firmly rooted in the social reality of the younger generation at the time!

Throughout the play every line and every movement seems like a symbolic one, not just representing the young lad but all the young lads that found themselves in such a time of social imbalance, all the while sprinkling adolescent humour wherever he can get away with it!

This is my first time with Saddleworth players and I am having a cracking time. I have performed numerous times over the years with different groups doing both musical theatre and plays.

‘The Pitmen Painters’ will be performed by the Saddleworth Players at the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph, from 24 November until 1 December. Tickets £9 (£5 students) from our online booking site.

Chris Richardson, Oct 31, 2018