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An urgent and explosive new play that explores of the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology. When a naked photograph of Scarlett goes viral, she becomes the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. But while rumors run wild and everyone forms an opinion, Scarlett just stays silent. With roles for up to twenty-four young female actors (though it can also be performed by a smaller cast), the play is perfect for any schools, youth theatres or drama groups looking to tackle a contemporary subject in a theatrically exciting way. Specially commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Girls Like That was developed through work with young people from the three theatres and first performed by their youth theatre companies in 2013. " Tackles] strong, relevant issues... a well-written, immaculately crafted and brave piece of energetic theatre." - A Younger Theatre "An urgent, powerful and haunting examination... I can see this play becoming a very popular resource for 16+ groups and that will be no bad thing." National Drama Magazine Evan Placey is a Canadian-British playwright. His other work includes Mother of Him, Holloway Jones, which won the Brian Way Award for Best Play for Young People, and Pronoun, commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival.
About the Author
EVAN PLACEY's other plays include Mother of Him, winner of the King's Cross Award for New Writing and shortlisted for the Meyer Whitworth Award and the Rod Hall Memorial Award. Banana Boys was commissioned and produced by Hampstead Theatre for their young company in 2010. Suicide(s) in Vegas was nominated for the Centaur Theatre Award for Best English Production and Holloway Jones was commissioned and produced by Synergy Theatre Project for the Unicorn Theatre in 2011. It won the Brian Way Award 2012 for Best Play for Young People and was nominated for the 2012 Writers' Guild Award for Best Play for Children and Young People.
'[tackles] strong, relevant issues... a well-written, immacuately crafted and brave piece of energetic theatre'
- A Younger Theatre