by Evan Placey
‘The problem with girls like that is they ruin it for everyone.
The problem with girls like that is they give all girls a bad name.’
When a photograph of schoolgirl Scarlett goes viral, rumours spread across smartphones like wildfire and her reputation is poisoned, threatening to shatter the fragile bonds of friendship between a group of girls who have grown up together. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn’t it the same for boys?
This hard-hitting, topical play explores the relentless pressure exerted on young people by advancing technology. Specially commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Girls Like That was developed through work with young people in 2013. Our production of this play is the first one undertaken by older members of Theatre Royal Youth.
‘Deserves to be widely seen by teenage audiences. And by their parents too, who will probably flinch…’ Guardian
‘A well-written, immaculately crafted and brave piece of energetic theatre.’ A Younger Theatre
A Theatre Royal Youth Production
Doors open: 6.30pm
Running Time: 1.5 hours
Date: Wed 16th – Sat 19th Jan 2019