Truant's artistic director, Billy Cowan, is one of six Manchester artists selected to create one of fifteen free performances to take place around Manchester City Centre on the 7th July 2019. Collectively the performances will be known as The Anvil and will be part of Manchester International Festival and will help commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

Billy is thrilled and honoured to be working in collaboration with renowned theatre-makers, Anu Productions, on this ambitious day of events. More details to follow.

Other good news: Truant's award winning play Care Takers is to get its Canadian preview at Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary in May. Lunchbox theatre is the world's most successful lunch time theatre company and the play will be directed by young emerging director Kathyrn Smith.