Flights of Fancy: DMU Creative Sharings
A first glimpse of Kelly Jordan’s original play, Spinners. As a work-in-progress sharing, the audience will be treated to an early viewing of script-in-hand readings and scenes. There will also be the opportunity to learn a few Northern Soul dance moves!
Spinners is a cross-generational play that brings two epic music subcultures, the 70s Northern Soul scene and 90s clubbing, together on the dancefloor. It acknowledges the key role that Leicester’s fashionable youth played in these trailblazing movements, and the Saturday night rituals and behaviours that defined each era and its crowd. Based on true accounts, it is a coming of age story that spans just over 20-years, from 1974-1997.
Kelly Jordan is a Senior Lecturer and Theatre Practitioner based at DMU. She is currently developing Spinners with an ensemble of local performers/practitioners and DMU students and alumni.