Our productions - promos and synopses
To the people I recommend it to I would say 'Prepare to be overwhelmed!'
(Year 7 student, 2018 about N-Act production)
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"Fast paced sequences with strong, hard hitting messages. Outstanding" (Teacher)
Synopsis of ‘Linked’
‘Linked’ is set in our future – 2043. The young people in the audience would be adults, and have children of their own.
The world has changed as a direct result of people not taking care of the internet. The internet has taken control of the people. It knows everything there is to know about everyone. The people in charge are called ‘Leaders’. They know everything there is to know about everyone!
One of the greatest changes is what happens on one’s 16th birthday. There is a big ceremony called Links Day – when people receive their Links for Life. On links day they are allocated their lifetime home; their hobbies; fun and pass-times; their occupation, their children. There is no choice. It is based on what the internet believes their choices would be – similar to the current online shopping prediction – based on your purchase, here are some other things we think you might like!
The play surrounds the lives of two people – Zac and Sophie – who find that they are in agreement that this is not how they wish to live their lives. But they discover that it is too late – there is no way back. If only their parents had cared more when they were young…
Synopsis of ‘Friend’
The play is set in a court room. The lead witness is the mother of Amy. Testimonies are also heard from a friend and other parents and members of gangs and the words spoken are all true.
The testimonies and flashbacks tell the story of how Amy ended up in court. Interspersed with these are scenes which show the gang slowly drawing Amy in; the gang being represented through puppetry and physical theatre.
The audience are the jury – and the decision they have to make is whether Amy is guilty and therefore a perpetrator, or a victim. However, Amy has broken the law and has to pay the price. With a chance to ask the characters questions, and improvised responses in a forum theatre style, the audience can determine how choices could have been made differently: how, if Amy had made different choice, the outcome could have been very different.
How will the public remember Amy when all this is history?