18th March 2009, 12:21pm
LPAC showcases region’s finest theatrical talent
Four Stories High poster Exciting new productions by some of the region’s most creative theatre companies will arrive at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre later this month.

Four Stories HighNeon will bring their original play Four Stories High to the venue on the University of Lincoln’s Brayford campus on Friday 20 March and Saturday 21 March.

The trials and tribulations of the teachers, pupils and parents of Greymoor High School are the subject of this colourful and vibrant new play, which is written and performed by the young talent from Lincoln’s newest youth theatre company.

They will tackle hormones, hoodies, binge drinking and truancy - the same issues which affect the corridors of secondary schools right across Britain. The show is suitable for children aged 11 and over – and tickets are free for anyone aged 19 or under.

From 26-28 March, a distinctly more adult-themed production will come to the LPAC.

Empty Bed Blues, by Stephen Lowe, focuses on the final year in the life of East Midlands literary hero D.H. Lawrence.

A co-production by the LPAC and the University of Nottingham’s Lakeside Theatre, it follows the controversial author and his wife, Frieda, as the penniless couple attempt to persuade two American bohemians to finance a new edition of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

LPAC spokesman Victoria Simpson said: “One of the main aims of the LPAC is to bring exciting, contemporary and sometimes controversial theatre to audiences in the region. These two productions have very different subjects and are aimed at very different audiences, but they are both fine examples of the originality and vibrancy that exists in theatre companies in the East Midlands.”

Four Stories High will be performed on Friday 20 March and Saturday 21 March. Doors for both productions are at 7pm with the performances starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are free for 11-19 year-olds and £5 for adults.

Empty Bed Blues will be staged from Thursday 26 March until Saturday 28 March. Doors open at 7pm (2pm for the matinee) with the performance starting at 7.30pm (2.30pm for the matinee). Tickets cost £12 full, £10 concessions and £5 for students and under-18s. Please be aware that the play contains strong language, sex references and male and female nudity. The material is suitable for people aged 15 and above.

Tickets are available from the Engine Shed and LPAC Box Office, which is open Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm, by phoning 0844 888 4414 or by visiting www.lpac.co.uk.
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