In June 2012, Leo directed the extremely talented Contact Young Actors Copany in an explosive piece of devised theatre for Manchester's biannual International Festival of Youth Theatre: Contacting the World. Here's what the people thought...
A thrilling piece. Wise, funny, dangerous.
(Tassos Stevens, Co-Director of Coney)
Absolutely sick! Made me proud as a fellow Contact-er and Manc.
(Keisha Thompson, Spoken Word Artist, Young Identity)
This is a fast paced, intriguing and politically committed piece of theatre. Out of all the groups in the festival this performance was the one that stood out for its maturity, slickness and above all because it was a professional theatre of the highest standards. Linking political issues from Trinidadian with the London riots we glimpse at the lives, desires and anxieties of a group of young people.
(Montserrat Gili, Theatre Director)
Powerful, meaningful and courageous
(Afreena Islam, Contact Young Actors Company alumni)
INSPIRED. Powerful. Profound. Eloquent. The paint will wash away, but THAT will stay with me.
(Rachel Moorhouse, Freelance Theatre Producer)
The best show I’ve seen in years. My art will never be the same.
(Dominique Chestand, First Wave Hip Hop Ensemble, US)
A knockout show. A triumph for CYAC and their audience. We all left shaken, awoken, together. A beautiful, unapologetic exploration of youth and community. Startling.
(Lowri Evans, Artist)
Topical, honest and full of emotion. An absolute must see.
(Tania Mahmoud, Development Executive, The Lowry)
Powerful political theatre... More please.
(Kully Thairai, Freelance Theatre Director)
Impressed, moved and excited...Significant and beautiful.
(Jason Crouch, audience)