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IWSF – His Name is Zak

Thu 16 February All day

February 16th 2023

Theatre – 19:00 – 20:30
Ages 12+

Please note that this performance contains strong language.

Love and hate are intimately entwined, as this story unfolds we see love in its many guises, but does it come with conditions? Growing up and finding out who you are is difficult for many teenagers, but for Zak, it was harder than most. Differing viewpoints to the same situations cause conflict and ultimately pain.

Often when someone attempts suicide the first question asked is why? Through the characters, the audience go on a journey of discovery of what exactly life is like for Zak and what could possibly have brought him to this pivotal point in his young life.

The Apollo Youth Theatre bring their “Exceptionally thought provoking and creative production” (IOW County Press) His Name is Zak. This socially engaging piece of Ethnotheatre includes film, animation, music and dance all used to unravel the relationships around Zak to examine what brought him to this point of desperation. “Unexpectedly humorous in parts, you’ll walk away with loads of questions to a cliff hanger and more importantly to yourself”. (IW Theatre)

Written and Directed by Mish Whitmore Film Direction by Jack Perry
Film Edited by Harry Spencer Animation by Karl Whitmore

The IW Story Festival. 

It’s a special place for children and families to have fun together; where we can all CREATE, INSPIRE and IMAGINE.
Stories are all around us; not just in books and poems and plays and songs, but also in the news and history and the places we live. Over three days, the IW Story Festival lets you get lost in stories of all kinds…

What stories will you bring with you?





*Our booking fees explained:
Our goal is to provide an excellent personal service to our customers and to do this requires a lot of resource. The booking fee we levy contributes to the cost of running the Quay Arts Centre, its Box Office and Box Office systems. As a charitable not for profit organisation all income is used to support the delivery of arts and cultural activities to our local community.

Children aged 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.