Life Before the Line
By Amy Lever

19:00, Tue 25th – Sat 29th January 2022 at Corpus Playroom
Lent Week 1

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Anti-semitism, terrorist drill, mention of threat, mild sexual content, mental health

Jewish teenagers Esty, Allister, Danny and Sara are sitting in a revision session about to take their GCSEs when the terrorist alarm rings. And this time it might not be a drill. Trapped in their RS classroom they have all the time in the world to think. Flipping back and forth between their different perspectives, in the past and present day, they must decide, if they come out the other end, what they will do differently, what risks they will take and most importantly what lines they are willing to cross. Set in Manchester 2016 during the rise in antisemitism, Life Before the Line is a deep insight into what it means to grow up during politically charged times.


Jake / Rabbi Solomon / Rabbi Fine / Mr Delaney and Doctor / Taxi Driver Voiceovers
Linda / Mrs Basger / Mrs Rassek / Pupil
Allister's Mum / Counsellor Voiceovers

Production Team

Writer/ Assistant Director –
Welfare Rep –
Publicity Designer
Musical Director
Costume Designer
Associate Director –
Welfare Rep –
Lighting and Sound Designer/Operator –
Stage Manager
Intimacy Coordinator –