National Youth Theatre’s 2017 REP Company present a 'scratch' sharing of The Fall by James Fritz
7pm Monday 3 July 2017
The Criterion Theatre, W1V 9LB
“Exceptional new play charges through life at breakneck speed and sets the standard for youth theatre commissions” The Stage – Four Stars
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. James Fritz's The Fall asks how much can a younger generation, dispossessed and disenfranchised, truly empathise with the old – especially when their future is at stake?
The Fall by Olivier Award nominee and former NYT member James Fritz (BBC Hotlist 2017) was commissioned as part of the NYT 60th anniversary season and received it’s world premiere at the Finborough Theatre in August 2017. Please join us for a rehearsed reading of an updated version of this funny and topical tale directed by the 2015 NYT Bryan Forbes Director Bursary Recipient Matt Harrison and performed by talent from the 2017 NYT REP Company. The NYT REP Company offers a free industry-based alternative to expensive formal training and has been described by Ian McKellen as “as good a way into the business of acting as any drama school."
National Youth Theatre is proud to acknowledge the support of the following for the 2017 NYT REP Company: Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Mercers’ Company, The Clothworkers’ Foundation, The Idlewild Trust, Spotlight and everyone who supported The Bryan Forbes Bursary. We would also like to thank Arts Council England, the Pureland Foundation, Think Publishing and the David Pearlman Charitable Foundation for their support of NYT.