Corby people chosen to perform in Big Night Out performance

Natalie Chisholm, Johnny Cruickshank, Maureen Gallacher, Sam Gooding, Nikki Hammond, India Martin, Stacey Miller, Gordon Ritchie, Lisa Shepherd and Louise Slaven

Natalie Chisholm, Johnny Cruickshank, Maureen Gallacher, Sam Gooding, Nikki Hammond, India Martin, Stacey Miller, Gordon Ritchie, Lisa Shepherd and Louise Slaven

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Ten Corby people have been selected to help create and star in a play in the town next month.

No Way Back, which is being produced by award-winning theatre company Frantic Assembly, is taking place at The Core at Corby Cube on July 9 and 10.

All 10 non-professional performers are from Corby, home town to Frantic Assembly’s co-founder and artistic director Scott Graham and associate director Neil Bettles.

Joining the cast are Natalie Chisholm, Johnny Cruickshank, Maureen Gallacher, Sam Gooding, Nikki Hammond, India Martin, Stacey Miller, Gordon Ritchie, Lisa Shepherd and Louise Slaven.

Frantic Assembly artists joining them are Sofie Burgoyne, Sally Harris, Jonnie Riordan, Vicki Manderson, Steven Miller and Krista Vuori.

Lisa Shepherd said: “I can’t quite believe that it’s happening!

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to work with such a great company, to be part of something which brings together stories from the community of Corby and turns those stories into a high quality original piece of theatre.”

Sam Goddard said: “Words can’t describe how happy I am to be part of a fantastic company such as Frantic Assembly.

“It’s an unbelievable opportunity which will allow me to work with other members from the community on this project.

“It will be a phenomenal experience and I have no doubt we’ll create a special show – one to remember.”

Helen Willmott, Made in Corby’s programme manager, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get involved and perform alongside professionals from one of the most exciting theatre companies in the UK.

“Congratulations to all those selected!”

Frantic Assembly’s Neil Bettles said: “We were very impressed with everyone who came to the trials weekend.

“The standard was extremely high which made it very hard to choose the final 10.

“We now have a brilliant team of local Corby people who will play their part in a very special show, inspired by events in our lives that have shaped who we are.”

No Way Back performances are at 2pm and 7.30pm on July 9 and 10.

Tickets are now on sale from The Core at Corby Cube ticket office, on 01536 470470, 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, or online.

There are concessions for under-16s, students, job seekers and disabled patrons.

A £1 transaction fee applies to all telephone and website bookings.

There will be post-show discussions on Thursday, July 9, after the 7.30pm performance and on Friday, July 10, after the 2pm performance.

Made in Corby is funded by Arts Council England, as part of its national Creative People and Places programme.