By Rebecca Manley
Directed by Andrew Whyment
★★★★ Broadway World 'Talent aplenty'
Meet Ada Lovelace - the world's first computer programmer - in a funny and fast-paced new play for young audiences by Rebecca Manley (Liminal, Victory Street). Ada follows a contemporary teenager’s adventure with the legendary Victorian mathematician, as they both face their fears about family, change and identity. Leaping through space and time and meeting some larger-than-life characters along the way, from a useless prime minister to Queen Victoria herself, Ada is an ideal show for schools and family audiences this December.
Directed with wit and invention by NYT alumnus Andrew Whyment, Ada has been developed for primary and young secondary school audiences with dramaturgy from Sarah Frankcom.
National Youth Theatre would like to thank our principal supporter Arts Council England and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation for their generous support of Ada.
Features loud music, flashing lights and themes including death.
Performance Dates and Times
7pm Saturday 2 December 2023 - FREE Workshop for NYT Members Pre-Show
2pm Tuesday 5 December 2023
7pm Tuesday 5 December 2023
7pm Wednesday 6 December 2023
2pm Thursday 7 December 2023
7pm Thursday 7 December 2023
11am Friday 8 December 2023 - Relaxed performance & BSL interpreted
2pm Saturday 9 December 2023 - FREE Workshop for NYT Members Post-Show
7pm Saturday 9 December 2023 - FREE Workshop for NYT Members Pre-Show
There are many price plans available including:
General Admission - £15
Pay What You Decide - You choose the amount you pay for the ticket
Pay It Forward - Help us break down barriers to the arts by supporting someone's else's discounted ticket
Islington Resident - £12
Family Ticket - £50 (Admits 4. Group ticket for four people that can be used with any combination of adults or children)
Standard ticket + Free Carer - £15 (Group tickets including x1 standard ticket and one free carer ticket (no id required or questions asked)
To make an enquiry about a booking for a school group, please email email@example.com
Tickets are £12 per pupil, with one teacher going free with every 9 pupils.
A free educational pack will be available alongside the show.
Creative Team & Production Team
Writer - Rebecca Manley
Director - Andrew Whyment
Set & Costume Designer - Laura Ann Price
Composer - John Patrick Elliott
Lighting Designer - Jack Hathaway
Sound Designer - Jamie Lu
Movement Director - Malik Nashad Sharpe
Dramaturg - Sarah Frankom
Assistant Director (NYT Member) - Elly Roberts
Voice - Josh Mathieson
Production Manager - Sean Laing
- Jack Greenyer
Company Stage Manager - Beth Pratt
Stage Manager - Sophy Leys Johnston
Costume Supervisor - Madeleine Edis
Wardrobe Manager - Sophie Andrews
Backstage NYT Members
Assistant Stage Manager - Fleur Brotherton
- Anise Sloper
Costume Assistant - Ryan Webster
- Chiara Knorr
Design Assistant - Miranda Cattermole