AN ORDINARY Tuesday in school takes a strange turn in a play that takes to the stage next weekend.

A Will And A Way acting school's new theatre space at Leigh Spinners Mill will host three showings of the production, Tuesday, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday ahead of it being taken to The Lowry theatre in Salford Quays on April 4.

The play is light, playful and nuanced and includes elements of science fiction.

It begins when the sky over a school yard is ripped open.

Bafflement turns to terror when pupils and staff are sucked up into the sky before a new set of people come raining down onto the ground.

This is the mystical consequence of what happens when parallel worlds collide.

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Picture: Phil Rowson

Leigh Journal:

Picture: Mark Russell

Confusion reigns as the "Us" and "Them" try to discover what is going on.

How are Ash and Magpie identical? Can Billy cope with having his sister back? Who is Franky?

Eventually though, cracks between the two groups start to show.

As the air disagrees with people from the "Them" world, the race is on to try to get things back to how they were and safely return everyone to the universe where they came from.

Leigh Journal:

Picture: Mark Russell

Leigh Journal:

Picture: Mark Russell

The play, which has been produced by the acting school has been written by Alison Carr and is directed by Will Travis.

Will said: "A boring Tuesday lunchtime is when it happens.

"Imagine coming face to face with yourself. Imagine meeting a long-lost relative.

"This is a brilliant new play."

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A Will and a Way's new theatre space at Leigh Spinners Mill. Picture: Phil Rowson

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The production will be entered into the Connections scheme, which gives 10 creative groups working with young people the chance to have their play acted out at the National Theatre in London if selected.

Producer Elise Williamson said: “We are delighted to be taking part in Connections this year.

"It would be incredible to make it all the way to the National Theatre.

"But it will give our students the chance to perform in their home town and at The Lowry as part of the Connections festival, which will be such a major experience for them at the beginning of their careers.

"We appreciate any support that people can offer by popping along to see us at The Way Theatre.”

The performances will begin at 7.30pm on all of the three nights from March 13 to 15.

Tickets are priced at £6. To book tickets contact Will on 07974 103034.