21st - 22nd February 2019

Girls Like That

Written by Evan Placey

Directed by Toby Ward-Smith

'When a naked photograph of teenager Scarlett is sent around school, rumours begin to grow and her reputation is quickly destroyed, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. Using music and dance sequences, and featuring shifts in time to explore the evolution of feminism, ‘Girls Like That ’ by Evan Placey focuses on the unity of friendship between females and its fragility in the face of societal and cultural pressures.

 

‘Girls Like That’ was first performed  as part of The Young Rep Festival at The Old Rep  Theatre, Birmingham where the play then went on to be awarded the Best Play for Young Audiences at the 2015 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards. ‘Girls Like That’ is an urgent, powerful and haunting examination of how frightening the phenomena of sexting has made the teenage world.'

Please note this production contains strong language and sexual references. Recommended age 13+

The Box Office for this show is now closed. 

Cast

SCARLETT

ELEANOR PHILPOTT

GIRL IN A FLAPPER DRESS

AMY ANSELL

GIRL WITH AVIATOR HELMET AND GOGGLES

EMILY RAMSHAW

GIRL WITH FLOWERS IN HER HAIR

MEGAN JONES

GIRL WITH SHOULDER PADS

SAMANTHA SHAW

THE GIRLS

ANNA PEASE

JOCELYN CANHAM

JOANNA WYLLIE

NAOMI LOCK

 

Creatives

DIRECTOR

TOBY WARD-SMITH

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

DAWN CANHAM

LIGHTING AND SOUND OPERATOR

ANDREW MCBRIDE

STAGE MANAGERS & PASTORAL SUPPORT 

KAY WINGATE

HANNAH ROUSE

PRODUCER

AMY PHILLIPS

Production Photos

 
 

Rehearsal Photos

 

Reviews

'PLACEY'S EYE-OPENING, OFTEN UNCOMFORTABLY HONEST PLAY DESERVES TO BE WIDELY SEEN BY TEENAGE AUDIENCES. AND BY THEIR PARENTS TOO, WHO WILL PROBABLY FLINCH...'

The Guardian

'IT'S AS TECHNICALLY ADROIT AND INFLAMED A PIECE AS I'VE SEEN ALL YEAR, FUNNY AND SHOCKINGLY FRANK'

WhatsOnStage.com

'[TACKLES] STRONG, RELEVANT ISSUES... A WELL-WRITTEN, IMMACULATELY CRAFTED AND BRAVE PIECE OF ENERGETIC THEATRE.'

A Younger Theatre

'THAT WAS AWESOME - WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. 2 NIGHTS NOT ENOUGH!! YOU SHOULD ALL BE PROUD OF PUTTING ON A PRODUCTION OF SUCH A HIGH STANDARD. BRILLIANT!!'

Martin Welsh - Audience Member

'IT WAS BRILLIANT! WELL DONE GIRLS! 

Angela Lock - Audience Member

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