Sixth former writes riot play

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A LANCASTER sixth former has helped to write a play about last summer’s riots which will be premiered in the city later this month.

Jack Hathaway is just 18 but he’s already been appointed The Dukes young writer in residence and has been working with a team, including an award-winning writer, to create one of the most energetic shows ever presented on the Lancaster theatre’s main stage.

And he’s done all this while studying for A-Levels at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy.

The Unsociables is a fast-paced production reflecting on 48 hours of chaos, violence and criminality on a scale unseen for many years in England.

It follows individual stories and imagines the experience of the young people, police and everyone else involved in the riots.

See The Visitor (10-04-12) for full story.