Simon Burt Wed 12 Oct - Sat 12 Nov, 2005

Dave and Lauren are fed up with their lives. Dave thinks the young offenders centre would be much better than school - his own room, a TV, maybe even room service. And Lauren's tired of being the good girl, and of getting bullied by everyone, her parents included.

It's a match made in detention, and Mr Richmond doesn't approve. But for Dave and Lauren, this unlikely friendship could be just what they need to kick-start a whole new outlook on life.


What the papers say

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'Extremely touching. All three cast members are excellent but Mikey North, who plays Dave, is outstanding. His intense, whole-hearted performance, full of weird tics and mannerisms, reminded me of Robert de Niro in Mean Streets. '

The Spectator

'One of the joys of this tight, mischievous new play is that writer Simon Burt's dialogue is palpably honest, funny and painfully alive. Jessica Harris in particular turns her smattering of monosyllables into a perfect portrait of an anguished teenager, desperate for help and unable to ask for it for fear of further bullying...a beguilingly tender, accurate portrait of tortured adolescence from an excitingly talented new writer.'

Time Out


Director - Sue Dunderdale
Designer - Bob Bailey
Lighting Designer - Simon Mills
Sound Designer - John Leonard


cast includes

Jessica Harris
Mikey North
Jeff Rawle