In an age of instant digital connectivity, Invisible Ink is a new play written and performed by Guy Hargreaves that celebrates the analogue world of pen, paper, secret notes and antique typewriters.
A story that begins in 1983 and ends just as the Royal Mail are adding barcodes to postage stamps.
A tired old dancer unpacks a dusty shoebox and tries to piece together who he was, is and just might be. A lost letter, a lost friend and a persistent father.
Like the opposite of one of those murder walls where string and drawing pins connect grizzly happenings. A tender story with songs, Lycra and an audacious attempt to fill the world with love. As things get further away – somehow they appear clearer.
Suitable for ages 14+.
Thursday 22 June, 7pm
The Leggers Inn, 66 Mill Street East, Dewsbury WF12 9BD
Saturday 24 June, 3pm
Batley Library, 14 Market Place, Batley WF17 5DA
Sunday 25 June, 3pm
Birstall Community Centre, Market Street, Birstall, Batley WF17 9EN
If you have any questions about accessing the performances, please get in touch with Megan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guy Hargreaves is an actor, ex-dancer and keen letter writer.
Originally from Bury, Lancashire, Invisible Ink will be the first show that Guy has written on his own, and he’s had a long career acting for stage and screen.
Guy has recently appeared in T’Other (Beggars Belief Collective), Little Gift (M6 Theatre Company) and Party Skills for the End of the World (Manchester International Festival).
You might have also spotted Guy on the telly, he’s made appearances in the soaps, including EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
You can follow Guy on Twitter here.
Invisible Ink is commissioned and produced by Creative Scene.
Guy spent time in Kirklees developing the show, and meeting with local residents and organisations – including Men’s Talk, a performing arts group for men with experience of mental health issues based in Dewsbury.
A new play written and performed by Guy Hargreaves
£2 per ticket.