The year is 1885. The place is the streets of Manchester. The fight is for survival.
Following the fortunes of the Bengal Street Tigers and Prussia Street gang, Scuttlers is a world where the laws and rules of the adults mean nothing, but where honour, territory and violence fill every hour of every day.
Inspired by the Manchester Riots of 2011, set in the squalid and filthy streets of Ancoats, the roar of the industrial revolution resounds morning, noon and night, a soundtrack to the silent screams of the young trying to make their mark in a society that will not hear them.
So they take, they steal, they grasp any form of notoriety and existence they can, by any means they can. Armed with knives, belts and their bare knuckles, the Scuttlers take to the streets to dominate every inch possible in their quest to be a name remembered.
In On The Act is Theatre Royal Wakefield’s innovative and emerging company of theatre-makers. To join In On The Act or for more information click here.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
Age recommendation 14+ (contains occasional swearing and challenging subject matter)