NYT at the Finborough Theatre
For the first time in its history, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) will present a season of new writing at London's Finborough Theatre throughout August. The season is to include three world premiere productions: Olivier Award-nominated James Fritz will present The Fall, a new play looking at how young people come to terms with an ageing society, Olivier Award-winner Bola Agbaje's Bitches will explore the joys and challenges of being young, female and black in her new play about vlogging and the first ever stage production of Mohsin Hamid's Man Booker Shortlisted The Reluctant Fundamentalist will examine the ironies of prejudice and representation in a post 9/11 New York and Pakistan.
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The Fall: The play will be a miniature epic spanning a lifetime, taking a candid look at young people's relationship with the old and confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing a crisis of care.
Bitches: In the year that Beyoncé broke the internet getting political and Azealia Banks was banned from Twitter amid accusations of homophobia and racism, Bitches is set to explore online trolling, cultural appropriation, the intersectionality between sexism and racism and the joys and challenges of being young, female and black.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist: The production will look at the ironies of prejudice and representation in a post 9/11 New York and Pakistan following Pakistani native Changez's disenchantment with the West and his journey back to Lahore.