Kev used to have a girlfriend called Lisa, she wore a fitted blazer and reebok classics, lit up the school yard. Kev used to be the captain of the school football team. Scored the winner in the All-Essex schools cup final. 

Ben used to get beaten up most days. He stole money from his mum’s purse to pay off ‘Wicksy’. Now he’s an accountant. But Ben always had Jack. His loyal, unbreakable mate Jack. 

Adults are the kids that survive school right? 

And what if some kids don’t?

A charged, poetic, unflinchingly honest new drama about time, memory and escape by BAFTA nominated, prizewinning Essex playwright Kenneth Emson. The production is directed by critically acclaimed 2017 JMK Award winner Josh Roche and designed by Sophie Thomas fresh from their lauded production of My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Young Vic. The show is presented by multi-award winning new writing company Poleroid Theatre (This Must Be The Place) in association with the Mercury Theatre.

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Kenneth Emson
Josh Roche
Peter Small
Kieran Lucas
Sophie Thomas
Cast list:
MArk Weinman, Louis Greatorex, Thomas Coombes, Madison Clare

Old Red Lion Theatre

Above Old Red Lion Theatre Pub, 418 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NJ
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