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The Fall by James Fritz


The Fall 
By James Fritz
Directed by Matt Harrison 


“Exceptional new play charges through life at breakneck speed”
★★★★ The Stage

“Intelligent, absorbing…a major new voice in British drama” 
★★★★ Reviews Hub

“And all of this in 60 minutes? Just imagine what this theatre can do in its next 60 years.” 

Please note: The Fall contains strong language and sexual references

“Do you really think it’s that bad? Being that old?”

“We’re still renting. So what? So’s everyone.”

“What if he’s ready to go? We shouldn’t intervene.”

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 takes a funny, moving and candid look at young people's relationship to older people, confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing crises of housing and care.

Written by Olivier Award nominated and Bruntwood prize winning writer James Fritz (Parliament Square, Ross and Rachel), The Fall was commissioned as part of National Youth Theatre’s 60th anniversary and premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2016. Directed by Bryan Forbes 2015 Bursary recipient Matt Harrison, whose recent assistant director credits include Kneehigh’s award-winning The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and the West End production of Lady Windermere’s Fan

The Fall Cast 


      Josie Charles         Jesse Bateson 


     Jamie Ankrah           Jamie Foulkes


   Joshua Williams          Lucy Havard 


 Madeline Charlemange      Niyi Akin


    Sophie Couch             Troy Richards 

Have your say - closes 29th March 

To coincide with this production of The Fall, we're looking to find out more about how people of different ages feel about some of the issues facing society today explored in the play. 

We have created a survey around the show which takes around 5 minutes to fill in. Everyone who completes it will receive a £12 discount code for the production at the end. 

Complete the survey  

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