Why is the Sky Blue?


Searching, fearless, intimate, and with a frank honesty only the young can bring, an extraordinary new show exploring love, connection and the impact of pornography on children.
Why is the Sky Blue? at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Starts: Thursday 26 April 2018
Closes: Saturday 19 May 2018
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


The world premiere of Why is the Sky Blue? (Or How to Make Slime) is an extraordinary new show exploring love, connection and the impact of pornography on children.


Searching, fearless, intimate, and with a frank honesty only the young can bring, Why is the Sky Blue? is drawn from interviews with thousands of children across the UK.


The young company perform verbatim songs - from the profound to the very silly - and share the experiences today's younger generation face in their own words.


With a live score, the show will be different every night.


Every day in the UK, hundreds of children come into contact with pornography via the internet, with children as young as 5 years being exposed to content whilst browsing.


Why is the Sky Blue? is a vital and urgent multi-tiered project that involved meeting over 10,000 children and young people aged between 5 and 22 across the UK to hear their ideas about pornography, love and connection.


Working with hundreds of theatres and schools across the UK and with Barnardo's this is the largest piece of research ever done on this subject.


In addition to creating a production tackroom theatre will launch a digital platform to display their research, as well as a nationwide education project for parents, teachers and children in collaboration with Barnardo's to change the national conversation.


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Theatre


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77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 26 April 2018

Press night:Tuesday 1 May 2018

Closes:Saturday 19 May 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:

Tuesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£12

Standard:
£20

Concessions:
£16

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Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Author: Abbey Wright, Shireen Mula, and Matt Regan
Director: Abbey Wright
Production: tackroom theatre

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