The Magnificent Tale of Emily Law and Arturo the Waterboy

Date issued: 9 July 2010

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and Arturo the Waterboy”:/event/the-magnificent-tale-of-emily-law-and-arturo-the-w Presented by the norfox Young People’s Theatre Company
Written and directed by Liz Postlethwaite

Friday 6/Saturday 7 August 2010

The Capitol Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University is the venue for The Magnificent Tale of Emily Law and Arturo the Waterboy , the seventh production from the norfox Young People’s Theatre Company, based at Manchester’s Library Theatre Company.

Inspired by the darker side of life as it was lived in grimy Victorian Manchester, The Magnificent Tale of Emily Law and Arturo the Waterboy will be performed by 17 young actors aged between 15-18, all of whom live in Manchester.

Developed following research undertaken in venues and attractions including Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Art Gallery, Quarry Bank Mill in Styal, and the Black Country Living History Museum in Dudley, the production has been made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots Programme.

“We discussed the ideas the performers came up with following their research in a series of workshops,” explains Liz Postlethwaite, the show’s director, who is the Library Theatre Company’s Community and Education Director, “and the script has been written from those workshops. It is set in a circus, and it will be dark and romantic. Come in to Odditopia – it’s an incredible sideshow which will be the experience of a lifetime!”

Performances: Friday 6 August 7.30pm;
Saturday 7 August 3pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets £6 (£4 concessions) are available from or Quay Tickets: 0843 208 0550.

Venue: Capitol Theatre, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oxford Road, All Saints, Manchester 13.

For more press information, please contact Mike Barnett, Library Theatre Company Media and Communications Manager, on 0161 234 1920 or email

For more information about the Heritage Lottery Fund, please visit