Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon, the acclaimed one-person show written and performed by Rosie Day, transfers to London’s Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season from 9 February to 5 March 2022, with a press night on 10 February and post-show Q&A chaired by MyTheatreMates founder Terri Paddock on 15 February. Time to get booking!
Miss-trusted. Miss-treated. Miss you. Welcome to a miss-spent youth.
After her sister’s untimely death by a Yorkshire Pudding, a wayward teenage girl joins a scout group to help her navigate the kicks and punches of adolescence with varying degrees of success.
Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon is a rollercoaster ride through youth. Whether you are a young person, know a young person, or simply were a young person once – it’s time to rip up the rule book and reconnect with your younger self.
At Southwark Playhouse, Amanda Abbington (Sherlock), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) and Olivier-nominated Isabella Pappas also feature in Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon through video integration in interactive filmed scenes.
Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon had a sell-out preview run at the Old Red Lion Theatre in February 2020, and subsequent performances at the Barn Theatre’s first Summer outdoor theatre festival, BarnFest in August 2020.
In October 2021, Day’s debut book Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon, a nonfiction guide for teenage girls to survive and thrive in their adolescence, was published by leading publisher Hachette.
Georgie Staight directs the stage production with set and costume design by Cara Evans, lighting design by Holly Ellis, sound design by Sam Glossop and video design by Dan Light. Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon is produced by Zoe Weldon and Katy Galloway who along with Rosie Day and Georgie Staight make up the Teenage Armageddon Collective.
Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon marks Rosie Day‘s playwriting debut. The Screen International Star of Tomorrow and Instyle BAFTA Rising Star’s other stage acting credits include Again and The Girl Who Fell, both at Trafalgar Studios, Spur of the Moment at Royal Court, Velocity at Finborough Theatre, My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid) at The Bunker Theatre, and A Winter’s Tale at the National Theatre.
Day’s extensive film credits include All Roads Lead to Rome alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Down A Dark Hall with Uma Thurman, as well as Baby, Indigo Valley, The Seasoning House, the BAFTA-nominated short film Good Night, upcoming comedy Real Love with Sian Clifford and Russell Tobey, and the recently announced Beatles Biopic Midas Man, in which she will star as Cilla Black. Amongst her many TV credits, Day has starred in the Golden Globe-nominated Outlander, as well as Living The Dream and Urban Myths both for Sky, Good Omens for BBC and Prime Suspect 1973 for ITV.
Instructions for a Teenage Armageddon runs from 9 February to 5 March 2022 at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 8pm, matinees Tuesdays and Saturdays at 3.30pm. Tickets priced £14-22. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!