“Utterly outsanding and very memorable”
-Will Moorcroft, Quays News
In Yer Face creates short, sharp, unforgettable theatre for, and with, young people. The company focusses on education, prison and community audiences with work that explores well known stories in unexpected guises. Unflinching and uncompromising but with a strong Christian ethos, In Yer Face’s work has combined theatre with film, music with dance, script with poetry, narrative with illustration.
Formed in 1996, today the company is led by Matthew Britton and Emily Lawson, and is part of The Message Trust. Since its inception, In Yer Face has performed live to hundreds of thousands of young people, with a larger reach through radio and television appearances.
In addition to two annual touring productions, the company also runs applied drama and theatre skills workshops in high schools, prisons, churches and community settings. The company has also performed at large public venues such as the Palace Theatre, the Lowry, the o2 Apollo Manchester and the Imperial War Museum North, and are summer festival favourites.
Often darkly funny, sometimes emotional and always in-yer-face, the company attracts audiences with little previous experience of faith and the arts.