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E8 (The North Wall in association with The Pleasance)

By | Published on Tuesday 27 August 2019

Examining the lives of kids excluded from mainstream education, this honest and unflinching account sheds a much needed perspective on the state of a failing education system. Set in real time, it takes us on a journey with these characters, spending their days in a cramped inner city classroom, as tensions unfold, barriers break, and life-changing decisions occur. Playwright Marika Mckennell’s own personal experiences of working in pupil referral units inform the piece, and she uses gritty realism and lyricism to create a hard-hitting statement about how these students’ personal issues are actually part of a wider, systemic problem. Powerfully performed and written, this timely piece of new writing is a force to be reckoned with.

Pleasance Dome, run ended
tw rating 4/5 [Amy Bonar]