Paul Roseby, artistic director and chief executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced the company’s summer and autumn programme for 2018, including its season in the West End.
Kenneth Emson’s script for Plastic is unusual, a rapid-fire rhyming verse that somehow still feels very natural in the mouths of teenagers, and which is brought brilliantly to life by an excellent cast.
What is so good about this play is how it lulls you into a false sense of security. The informality of how the characters address the audience, speaking in verse (sometimes rhyming, sometimes not), hooks you in from the second the lights are up.
DYL marks both the playwriting debut of actor Mark Weinman and the inaugural production for Clive Judd, the Old Red Lion’s new artistic director. Have a look at photos from the production, which continues its limited season until 3 June 2017 only.