NT Connections Festival 2020 – Day 5
by Vivienne Franzmann | presented by Friern Barnet School
A teenage girl has something growing inside her, and she knows it's not a baby. It has claws. She feels them. Does it have teeth, skin, and hair as well, or is that feathers, or spikes she can feel, butting up against her organs? What is it?
She has to keep its presence, 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.
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.
by Alison Carr | presented by Alperton Community School
Tuesday is light, playful and nuanced. And a little bit sci-fi.
On an ordinary Tuesday, stuff suddenly turns very weird indeed when a tear rips across the sky over the school yard. Not only that, but it starts sucking up pupils and staff while at the same time raining down a whole new set of people. That’s what happens when parallel worlds collide.
Confusion reigns as the ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ try to work out what is going on. How are Ash and Magpie identical? Can Billy cope with having his sister back? Who is Franky?
Venue: Studio Theatre
Age Guidance: 14+
Running Time: Each show runs no longer than 1 hour
Tickets £6 when bought in advance, £7 when bought on the day.
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance. Please note that this may be the interval.