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Contact Theatre Manchester

22 - 29 April 2006

Club Piranha is a new play loosely based on the novel Stories of Eva Luna by the Chilean writer Isabel Allende, devised by Dende Collective in collaboration with the CYAC.

The result of Dende's one month residency at Contact Theatre in April 2006 was a cabaret styled piece loosely inspired by the short tales of Allende's novel. CLUB PIRANHA fittingly married Dende’s Educational and Artistic ethos. While working with young people we devised and produced a professional show that became a sold out success during the whole run and CYAC was the perfect company to rise to the challenge. Together we took the audience to a Latin American Club populated by the characters of those stories, where their highly emotional lives were portrayed using all sorts of theatrical devices.

Contact Young Actors Company (CYAC)

CYAC is North West England’s most exciting and respected young acting company, formed by a diverse group of young people aged 15 to 25 from across Greater Manchester. This next generation of emerging artists are encouraged to be forward thinking and innovative while working with the best of international, national and regional directors, producers and designers.


Cast and Creative team

Directed by André Pink / Montserrat Gili

Written by Montserrat Gili

Production/Projects Manager Veronica Macdonald

Lighting by Paul Colley

Set and costume design by Gemma Pill

Assistant Prop Maker Georgie Barratt

Technician/Carpenter Dave Mitchell



Alex Connor

Ali Gadema (Frisko Dan)

Andrew Conroy

Ben Moores

Emma McClelland

Gamelle McCabe

Helen Batchelor

Jermaine Patrick

J.T. (John Phiri)

Julia Goulding

Kelly Mulrooney

Naveed Choudhry

Nikky Norton

Niven Ganner

Patricia Singh Collins

Peter Easterbrook

Sadia Akbar

Shanika Dobson

Suzanne Loudon

Tochino Cornwell

Tyrell Henry