HOME Young Company – The Lost World

By Charlie Lee, Ellenor Percival & Joy Rogers (HOME’s Young Writers)

“Let us introduce you to Jessica, your typical run of the mill “rich kid” who doesn’t realise the world outside her window is dying.

But what happens when she’s transported thirty years into the future, where she sees the consequences of climate crisis for herself? Join Jessica as she embarks upon a journey to discover what has happened to our Lost World.

Will she try to help, or will she fail her world a second time….?”


HOME’s Young Company are taking to the stage once again this summer, following on from their success with last year’s interactive play 4 Us to Rule.

This year, HOME’s Young Company will be bringing you another brand-new play, written, and developed by fantastic young playwrights from Greater Manchester. In May this year, we called out for young Greater Manchester playwrights to step forward and work alongside our Creative Team, as part of a pilot group, ‘HOME Young Writers’. The young playwrights were tasked with a brief of creating a new 40-minute play, responding to themes of Climate Change, using movement and puppetry.

Join us on a trip to the new world with Jessica’s journey.

We’re extremely exciting to announce that we’ve fully cast the Young Company’s production of The Lost World. The cast will be starting rehearsals on Mon 1 Aug. Joining the team, we are delighted to have brought on a young assistant director, Aidan Feely. Aidan has just finished a year’s internship at Xvarian College and with previous experience working with the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Our sustainability programme is supported by Shire Leasing.

Would you like to be part of HOME Young Company?

HOME Young Company is a year-long Theatre program for young people aged 14 –18 who are interested in making youth led theatre. Applications for 22/23 will open on Mon 15 Aug – find out more here.

Running time: Approx. 40 mins

Age Recommendation: 9+

Sat 13 Aug, matinee performance: Post Show Discussion with the Creative Team and Writers. This will take place after the matinee performance approx. 16.45

Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £5 but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access the show.