The Fall


Two teenagers sneak into an old man's home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children.
The Fall by the National Youth Theatre at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Started: Saturday 28 April 2018
Closed: Saturday 19 May 2018
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Written by Olivier Award nominated and Bruntwood prize winning writer James Fritz (Parliament Square, Ross and Rachel), The Fall was commissioned as part of National Youth Theatre's 60th anniversary and premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2016.


Directed by Bryan Forbes 2015 Bursary recipient Matt Harrison, whose recent assistant director credits include Kneehigh's award-winning The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and the West End production of Lady Windermere's Fan.


Synopsis


Two teenagers sneak into an old man's home for a secret meeting.


A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent.


A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children.


James Fritz's The Fall asks how much can a younger generation, dispossessed and disenfranchised, truly empathise with the old - especially when their future is at stake?


The Fall takes a funny, moving and candid look at young people's relationship to older people, confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing a crises of housing and care.


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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 28 April 2018

Press night:Thursday 3 May 2018

Closes:Saturday 19 May 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Previews:
£12

Standard:
£20

Concessions:
£16

Creatives


Author: James Fritz
Director: Matt Harrison
Production: National Youth Theatre

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