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The Fall by James Fritz


The Fall 
By James Fritz
Directed by Matt Harrison 


"It is youth theatre at its most mature, and most dazzling."
★★★★ Guardian

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

"the company's spirit glows as they showcase their attentive and compassionate work and shine a light on a marginalised group."
★★★★★ Broadway World

“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.” 

"The Fall is by far the best thing I've yet seen the NYT do - a strong, complex play with a kick ass cast" 
The View from the Circle

Read a full review round-up here. 

Please note:

The Fall contains strong language and sexual references

The Fall also contrains strobe lighting. 

For more infomation contact info@nyt.org.uk 

A funny and moving look at young people's relationship with ageing by Bruntwood Prize winner and Olivier Award nominee James Fritz. Compellingly directed by Matt Harrison, The Fall is a play with heart, humour and fire in its belly that bridges the empathy gap between young and old

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 and associate 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 Charlemagne      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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