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UK PREMIERE The Transformation Season

deadkidsongs

based on the novel by Toby Litt (2001), adapted by Gary Sefton (2012)

18 October - 17 November 2012

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Overview

Over the summer of the Silver Jubilee year in the heart of the English countryside four boys are playing war games and preparing for an attack from the Ruskies. But what starts off as innocent fun begins to turn nasty after the death of one of the gang members. As the boys plan their revenge on the adults they hold responsible, the extent of their vindictiveness becomes truly terrifying.

Toby Litt’s thrilling black comedy received rave reviews when it was first published in 2001. This macabre adventure is now brought to the stage for the first time ever in a fast-paced, highly imaginative piece of theatre. deadkidsongs promises to take you on an exhilarating and shocking journey into the savage heart of boyhood.

Gary Sefton’s recent directing credits include the five-star production of Diary Of A Nobody (Royal & Derngate) and the award-winning Diva In Me (Brighton Festival 2010).

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  • Reviews

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    4 Star Rating The staging and the acting are outstanding - The Times

    4 Star Rating Ti Green's exquisite design ... a good novel but possibly an even better play - Daily Telegraph

    4 Star Rating Gary Sefton's direction keeps up a rat-a-tat pace ... the cast pulls it off with an effortless energy - Sunday Times

    4 Star Rating Outstanding performances - Independent on Sunday

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  • Cast

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    Andrew – Leander Deeny

    Matthew – Jack Wilkinson

    Peter – Colin Ryan

    Paul – Stuart Angell

    Miranda – Kate Lamb

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  • Info

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    Directed by Gary Sefton

    Designer Ti Green

    Lighting Designer Ben Ormerod

    Sound Designer & Composer Jon Nicholls

     

    Evenings: Monday – Saturday 7.45pm

    Thursday Matinees: 25th October, 1st, 8th, 15th November 2.30pm

    Saturday Matinees: 20th, 27th October, 3rd, 10th, 17th November 2.30pm

    Press Performance: Thursday 25th October 7.00pm

    Post Show Discussion: Thursday 1st November (After evening performance)

    Tickets: £19.50 / £14.50 Discounts

    £10 Preview Performances: (18th-25th October) and Mondays: All seats £10

    Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)

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