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Heartbreak At The Drum, Plymouth

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The Theatre Royal Young Company return to the Drum Theatre, Plymouth from Tuesday 23 August to Saturday 27 August to present Heartbreak Beautiful, a play by Cornish writer Christopher William-Hill.

AJ is the best athlete St Bart’s Comprehensive has ever seen; his brother, Dan, wants to push him to the limit. Amber has other ideas: desperate to settle down with AJ, have kids, get fat and watch daytime TV. AJ, however, has only got eyes for Ellie, a geek with a heart of gold and a lethal set of dental braces.

But the course of true love never runs smooth, and Oscar is determined to pair up with Ellie himself, no matter what the cost – even if it means breeding an army of killer bird-bees.

Heartbreak Beautiful was written as part of the Connections scheme two years ago, a project which creates new writing for and about young people. The Young Company has chosen to perform this, as they are focusing on new writing. They are also collaborating with Plymouth Music Zone, who will be at TR2 throughout August to create a new digital score for the piece.

The Young Company is one of the largest youth theatre companies in the country and has a reputation for producing striking and inspiring work. This production will feature 21 actors and 6 musicians aged between 13 and 18. Their most recent production was Adult Child/Dead Child.


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