DramaLab and the Actors Centre are proud to present an evening of two thought-provoking plays, premiering in Jersey before transferring to the York Theatres – all part of the wonderful National Theatre Connections Youth theatre festival 2020.
THE IT, By Vivienne Franzmann, directed by Paul Adams, presented by DramaLab
THE IT is a play about a teenage girl who has something growing inside her. She doesn’t know what It is. It has claws. She feels them. What is It? No one must know about It. She has to keep its possession of her, concealed. She pulls away from her friends. She refuses to speak in case The It is heard. Then the It tries to escape from her body. She can’t let that happen. She cuts an isolated weird figure at school, trying to live her life ‘normally; but battling to keep The It inside of her. But she can’t contain it forever …
Presented in the style of a direct to camera documentary, this is a darkly comic state of the nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within, written very specifically for today.
DUNGENESS, By Chris Thompson, directed by Pippa Adams, presented by the Actors Centre
In a remote part of the UK, where nothing ever happens, a group of teenagers share a safe house for LGBT+ young people. While their shared home welcomes difference, it can be tricky for self-appointed group leader Birdie to keep the peace. The group must decide how they want to commemorate an attack that happened to LGBT+ people, in a country far away. How do you take to the streets and protest if you’re not ready to tell the world who you are?
When: Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th March
Where: Jersey Opera House
For more information and to book tickets, please telephone the Jersey Opera House's box office direct on 511115.
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