So Here We Are

3rd June 2016
HighTide Festival 2015
Steven Atkinson's production captures the staidness of seaside life through crackling characterful performances

HighTide Festival Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre , Manchester present the world premiere of So Here We Are. 

“You was always good at secrets. Both of yer.”

Frankie’s dead. And no-one’s quite sure why. But the boys won’t talk about it. They can’t. There are some truths that men can’t share.

So Here We Are is a play about what can happen when nothing happens.

Luke Norris’ deputy play, Goodbye to All That was acclaimed for its depiction of love between senior citizens. In So Here We Are he offers a compassionate look at young lives cut short and a touching portrait of childhood friendships under strain in adult life.

So Here We Are was a winner of a 2013 Bruntwood Award Prize for Playwriting, this HighTide / Royal Exchange Theatre co-production is directed by Steven Atkinson, the award-winning artistic director of HighTide.

Goodbye to All That premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in March 2012, directed by Simon Godwin. Luke’s most recent play, Growth was a Paines Plough commission for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and played at The Gate in April 2015 (directed by Sean Linnen). Other plays include Hearts (National Theatre Connections, 2014) and A Puzzle (Short, Open Court Season, Royal Court 2013). Luke also writes for screen and has TV projects in various stages of development.

Luke is also an actor. Recent credits include Poldark (BBC), A View From the Bridge (Young Vic/West End), Hamlet and As You Like It (RSC), Orpheus Descending (Royal Exchange Theatre) and Antigone (National Theatre).

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