The Shy Manifesto
By Michael Ross
DK: Denne bitter-søde komedie var totalt udsolgt i 2020, men nu har publikum påny chancen for at følge med på scenen, nården 17-årige Callum går ind i sit digitale univers og leverer et stærkt manifesto. En forrygende forestilling med fokus på Callums intime tanker om seksualitet, samfund og søgen efter accept. Følg med mens Callum skaber en live-blog sammen med publikum og streamer sin generthed ud til verden.
SPILLETIDER: 3 Juni kl.15:30/ 4 Juni kl. 17.30/ 5 juni kl. 11:30
VARIGHED: 1 time
INSTRUKTØR: Jeremy M. Thomas
MEDVIRKENDE: Daniel Neil Ash
DRAMATIKER: Michael Ross
“Direction that brings it all to life” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Inhabiting the same stage and making use of the same bed, the monologues’ respective directors Joseph Sherlock and Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen both deserve credit for helping their charges to deliver close to three hours of pulsating intensity. The action never lets up and the times whizzes by.”
(/Review: The Cph Post/ Ben Hamilton, Oct 2020)
“Last night I tried not to be shy, just as an experiment for one night – and with catastrophic results.”
/ Callum in The Shy Manifesto
The Shy Manifesto is a tender, bittersweet coming-of-age dark comedy from 2019, about growing up shy and along with the pressures and double-edged sword of the social media age. 17-year old bookworm Harry, stuck in Bournemouth, is surrounded in life by overconfident people. He has pretty much only his own room for company and decides to face his own demons after the utter chaos of his drunken escapades last night.
This play is as hilarious as it is poignant. Through the digital universe of his vlog, Callum delivers a potent manifesto, which reveals his intimate thoughts about sexuality, society, humiliation, self loathing and ultimately his quest for acceptance.
Shyness has rarely been explored in drama and in this piece, peppered equally by hilarious and poignant moments, “the writing is a gift to actors: light and energetic, lacking in pretension and full of compassion.”(The Guardian).
This piece of theatre coaxes trust from the audience and explores whether shyness should be accepted or whether it is something that needs to be conquered.
Photo: Jacob Thesander
Daniel Neil Ash
Daniel Neil Ash was born in Kingston Upon Hull, England. He began acting professionally at eighteen, when he graduated the foundation program at the Oxford School of Drama.
He worked in film and theatre and starred in The Broken Teeth of Lions, produced by BAFTA winner ‘Chris Hees’ before deciding to continue his training on the three year program at the Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts.
Upon graduating in June 2020 Dan made his Debut with the Shy Manifesto for HIT CPH and has since worked as a voice actor and also starred in Later We Go Home supported by Filmvaerkstedet.
On the side Dan is an accent coach and writes drama for his own projects.