Rehearsals are underway for the National Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of The Fall playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 28th April. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…
For the first time, the National Youth Theatre will have a three week run at the Southwark Theatre, presenting Olivier Award nominee James Fritz’s The Fall from the 28th April until the 19th May.
The play had its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre as part of the National Youth Theatre’s 60th Anniversary celebrations.
Two teenagers sneak into an old man’s home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children.
Blending three different stories into one, The Fall examines young people’s relationships with the older generation in a country that is going through a crises of housing and care.
James Fritz’s other work includes Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (Hampstead Theatre and West End), his first full length play which was nominated for the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre and won him the Most Promising Playwright prize at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards the following year. He is also known for the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe hit Ross & Rachel and the Bruntwood Prize-winning Parliament Square (Manchester Royal Exchange).
The production is directed by Matt Harrison whose previous work includes Snowbird (Tristan Bates Theatre), Tales from the Bad Years (Landor Theatre), Futures (Lost Theatre), Please Wait Patiently (National Theatre Temporary Theatre) and The Pirates of Penzance (Tabard Theatre – Nominated for ‘Best Musical Production’ & ‘Best Ensemble’ in the 2013 Off West End Awards). Assistant Director credits include Kneehigh award-winning The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and the West End production of Lady Windermere’s Fan directed by Kathy Burke.
The Fall will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 28th April until the 19th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/the-fall/