by Anna Jordan       A live cinema show

Jack recently directed research and development of a Live Multimedia Performance of the play YEN by Anna Jordan. 

A showcase of 30 minutes of YEN  ran at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath in May 2019.

Supported by The Arts Council, BARN & Take Art, Salisbury Playhouse, Hamilton House & Youth Cinema Foundation.

Using live cameras and vision-mixing onstage with a new cast of exceptional young actors trained across South West England and Wales.

YEN explores a childhood lived without boundaries and the consequences of being forced to grow up on your own. This Live Multimedia show is designed for touring.

Hench is 16, Bobbie is 13. They're home alone in Feltham with their dog Taliban; playing PlayStation, streaming porn, watching the world go by. Sometimes their mum Maggie visits, usually with empty pockets and empty promises.

Then Jenny shows up.

Yen engages a young theatre audience and explores questions posed around the use of digital technology. The play looks at teenagers being brought up surrounded by screens. Beautiful and corrosive, digital technology is integral to the production design and storytelling.

Photography by Simon Annand

Photography by Simon Annand