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Out Loud Scratch Night with Middle Child and Silent Uproar

Middle Child and Silent Uproar presented a showcase for new writers to see early drafts of their plays performed for the first time.

These short performances featured professional actors, but no set, props or costume.

“Casino” by Larner Wallace-Taylor

It’s January 1974 and Linda and Tina have had it with Wigan. They’re planning their escape, away from the strikes and the power cuts.

But when Tina’s brother Ant introduces them to his new favourite club, they’re drawn into a world of northern soul, fashion and amphetamines that they never knew existed.

They’ve finally found a place to call home – but how long can they hold onto it?

BSL performance

The performance on Thursday 24 March was interpreted by Dave Wycherley.

Soul Syndicate DJs

Soul Syndicate played classic northern soul tunes in the ground floor cafe after the performance on Saturday 26 March. Free entrance.

About the writer

Larner Wallace-Taylor is an actor, theatre maker and voice over artist from Wigan.

Credits include I Hate Alone (Middle Child); How Love Is Spelt (Southwark Playhouse); An Inspector Calls (UK tour); The Mouth of a Shark (VAULT Festival); By My Strength (Women and War Festival); Casualty (BBC); Doctors (BBC); and Blue Murder (ITV). She also has her own theatre company Brickdust alongside director Charlotte Peters.

“Casino” is her first play. She is inspired by stories of normal people doing extraordinary things. She is a fan of theatre that is fun and not fancy.


Running time: Approx. 45 minutes, no interval, followed by a short Q&A with the writer

Age guidance: 14+ (includes strong language and drug references)

This event was part of our Thursday Lates programme, with this special extended edition taking place over three nights.

Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 March 2022

Humber Street Gallery

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