CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
Seen through the eyes of a recently qualified social care professional, the day centre is a place of chaos and struggle with no real sense of what it is trying to achieve, apart from keeping the girls off the streets. But it is also a place of high energy and laughter, small glimmers of hope come from the humour and wit intrinsic in the plays' younger characters as, even though almost broken by circumstances, their resilience is astounding. The small tokens of affection can be found in the very human interactions between these disturbed children and their over-worked and under-supported carers. London Premiere. This often witty and disarmingly charming play is also a startling theatrical peek into the world of a special teaching unit for the containment of violent or maladjusted girls in Bradford in the nineteen-eighties. Performers Grace Clarke (Debbie), Eliza Glock (Kelly), Elise Carman (Liane), Didi Cederstrom (Andrea), Jennifer Wiltsie (Annette), Anna Kirke (Nancy), Lindsey Scott (Gillian). AuthorMaureen Lawrence.CompanyPersever Productions.DirectorCharlie Barker.DirectorElizabeth Leemann (assistant).DesignHugo Aguirre.Stage ManagerPip Snow.