Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Youth Theatre's THE FALL
For the first time, the National Youth Theatre (NYT) will have a three-week engagement at Southwark Playhouse with Olivier Award nominee and NYT Alumni James Fritz's (Parliament Square, Four Minutes Twelve Seconds) The Fall.
Having received its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre as part of NYT's 60th Anniversary celebrations, James Fritz's topical play The Fall takes a candid look at young people's relationships with older people and confronts the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing a crisis of care.
The Fall, directed by Matt Harrison, runs 28 April - 19 May with a Press Night on Thursday 3 May.
James Fritz is an award-winning playwright known for Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (Hampstead Theatre and West End), his first full length play which was nominated for the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre and won him the Most Promising Playwright prize at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards the following year. Other works include the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe hit Ross & Rachel and the Bruntwood Prize-winning Parliament Square (Manchester Royal Exchange). This year, his radio play Comment is Free won the Imison and Tinniswood Awards at the BBC Audio Drama Awards, marking the first time a single writer has won both awards in the same year.
Matt Harrison is a director, devisor and theatre maker and was the recipient of the NYT REP Bryan Forbes Directors Bursary in 2014. Direction includes Snowbird (Tristan Bates Theatre), Tales from the Bad Years (Landor Theatre), Futures (Lost Theatre), Please Wait Patiently (National Theatre Temporary Theatre) and The Pirates of Penzance (Tabard Theatre - Nominated for 'Best Musical Production' & 'Best Ensemble' in the 2013 Off West End Awards). Assistant Director credits include Kneehigh award-winning The Flying Lovers of Vitebskand the upcoming West End production of Lady Windermere's Fan directed by Kathy Burke.
Photo Credit: Mark Cocksedge