The new piece, from Belgian company Ontroerend Goed, gives teenagers an opportunity to say what they think about the world today. It shows 13 young people trying to get to grips with their lives. They are rebellious, behave aggressively, feel vulnerable, play like children, but are sometimes surprisingly adult.
According to promotional material, “this is the show that will make all other art on puberty superfluous, and will make you think that its creators are super cool.” It’s performed exclusively by 13- to 18-year-olds. Ontroerend Goed previous UK work includes The Smile Off Your Face, which won a Fringe First at last year’s Edinburgh festival and subsequently transferred to BAC as part of the venue’s BURST festival.
Once and for all... is produced in the UK by Richard Jordan, who is also behind another Fringe First winner, South African one-man show Itsoseng, which last week announced its London transfer in September to Soho Theatre (See News, 15 Sep 2008).
Other Edinburgh 2008 theatre productions that have already announced London transfers are:
- by Terri Paddock
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