The Genius

The Genius saw me direct a group of 8-11 year olds to perform Phil Porter’s The Genius in The Drum Theatre, Plymouth. This was a highly physical, energetic and comic production, fuelled by the creativity of the young people in the cast.

In May 2014 we auditioned for a cast of 20 young people aged between 8-11 to perform The Genius. This group performed in The Drum on 12th July.

Professor Harebrain has build a shuttle to go to Mars, now he needs to find the best all rounder to fly it! To do this he has invented a contest which will test the competitors to the limit!

The Genius was commissioned as part of the Playhouse festival which celebrates new writing for primary aged children to perform. Every year the Theatre Royal Plymouth, York Theatre Royal and Polka Theatre work in partnership to commission some of the most exciting playwrights in the country to produce challenging and exciting plays for young people. The Young Company were delighted to be performing Phil Porter’s The Genius.