by Alison Carr
Theatre Royal Youth will be performing Tuesday, by Alison Carr, as part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people. Tuesday is one of ten brand new plays written especially for Connections by a selection of the best playwriting talent in the UK.
It’s an ordinary Tuesday and the kids are out in the school yard, when a large rip appears in the sky above them. Pupils and staff are sucked upwards – and a whole new set of people start raining down, which is apparently what happens when parallel worlds collide! Confusion reigns as ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ try to work out what is going on. How can Ash and Magpie be identical? Can Billy cope with having his sister back? And who is Franky? As the air on Earth starts to disagree with ‘Them’, the race is on to return everyone safely to the Universe they came from.
This witty, fast-moving play combines sci-fi with everyday school life, touching on themes including family and friends, identity, and coping with grief, bullying and loneliness, not to mention theories of the multiverse!
A Theatre Royal Youth Production
Doors open: 6:30pm
Running Time: To be confirmed
Date: Thurs 6th – Sat 8th February 2020