Tinned up – streetfighters treads the boards

A few months ago playwright Chris Hoyle got in touch to ask me about my Streetfighters project, which he’d spotted while researching his latest project – a story set on a tinned-up condemned street in Salford.

Tinned Up hits the Lowry theatre in a month’s time – just a mile or so from Seedley and Langworthy, an area of Salford where I got to know a number of residents facing a similar fate (such as Jim and Nancy, on the book cover below). More about Chris’ play here.

If I took one thing away from the very inspiring Amnesty Media Awards earlier this week, it was the sense that I have not tried hard enough to find ways to continue with this project. I’m going to try and put that right.