Almost two and a half years ago now, writer Alex Gwyther shared an idea with me for a new play that he wanted to write. Two teenage boys skip school and jump the train to set off on a daring adventure but there is a another motive than simply bunking the day off school. I was intrigued and asked if he could keep me updated as it developed.
Eyes Closed, Ears Covered
This new play written by playwright Alex Gwyther explores domestic violence and the affect it has on children who are exposed to it - something that happens to one in five British children.
Woking 1986. Monday morning. Seb and Aaron have been planning this day for weeks. They’ve written their sick notes. They’ve skimped, saved, scraped and stolen the money where they can. They’re actually doing it. They’re bunking the day off school.
The cast includes Alex Gwyther (EastEnders), Joe Idris-Roberts (Pinocchio) and Phoebe Thomas (Hetty Feather).
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The Bunker Theatre has announced casting for Alex Gwyther’s new play Eyes Closed, Ears Covered, which will open in September. Set in Woking in 1986, the play is about two boys who, after weeks of planning, bunk off school to spend the day in Brighton and relieve a day from their past. Gwyther's play explores what happens when children are exposed to domestic violence - something which affects one in five British kids.