National Youth Theatre

Electricity / My Beautiful City

Miriam Battye / Samuel Evans

Directed by: Carolina Giammetta / Toby Clarke

Two thrilling commissions. A company of fearless young voices. Don’t miss the world premiere of this poignant, contemporary double bill.

directed by Carolina Giammetta

Four young people on the cusp of adulthood are hurtling towards self-destruction. When tragedy strikes one morning outside Pimlico station, it sets off a chain reaction forcing them to reassess their lives. Miriam Battye’s breakneck drama explores the contradictions and chemical reactions within us all, and asks whether we really have control over what we feel.

My Beautiful City
directed by Toby Clarke

When you can’t live in the present, where do you turn? In Samuel Evans’ touching new play, an abandoned laundrette becomes the gateway to a beautiful city. For the eight broken souls who are transported there, it’s the beginning of a powerful discovery.

Playing Up is part of National Youth Theatre’s commitment to social inclusion. This free, nine-month drama training offers young people not in education, employment of training the chance to gain a qualification equivalent to two A levels.

With thanks to Sara and Paul Philips and The Clothworkers’ Foundation.

Friday and Saturday evening at 7.30pm
All tickets £6.50

Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes including interval.
Seating is unallocated.