Vertigo Theatre Productions  - producers of  original plays ‘M’, Rage, Christmas Sorority Massacre, and OUT! as well as premiering major Off Broadway shows in the UK such as Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (re opening this year) Psycho Beach Party and Die, Mommie, Die! now have a subsidary company Gen-X productions.
 
They state that Gen-X productions that is "dedicated to bringing edgier and more diverse work to the stage." The company will premiere their debut play - Exam in September at the Three Minute Theatre. Based on the British film by Stuart Hazeldine, it has been adapted for the stage and is directed by Craig Hepworth and first time director Richard Allen.
 
Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless room, an Invigilator gives them eighty minutes to answer one simple question. He outlines three rules they must obey or be disqualified: don't talk to him or the armed guard by the door, don't spoil their papers and don't leave the room. However with no question in front of them it soon becomes apparent that this test is going to be unlike anything they have experienced before, and with every one of them desperate to be chosen it’s not long before the candidates begin to turn on each other.
 
The play poses the question how far would you be willing to go to get what you want?
 
The cast includes David Degiorgio, Haydn Holden, Adele Stanhope, Andrew Marsden, Ben Rigby, Natalie Perry, Emma Wilkinson, Stuart Reeve and Lily Dong.
 
Exam is at the Three Minute Theatre in Manchester from 5 - 8 September.