NOT OUR TURN
By Katherine Stevens
The predictions have finally come true; we have killed our planet. Humanity has been forced underground, away from a surface that is no longer inhabitable, and is now running on borrowed time. When the power supply to this new home is cut off, a young group of friends, desperate to save their community, try to turn it back on. They are forced to confront their environment, their inheritance, and each other, and all the while time is running out…
‘Not Our Turn’ is influenced by world events of the last year, and originated from TYP’s young actors’ reactions to last year’s EU Referendum, where they felt keenly the frustration of being unable to vote. Committed to giving young voices big platforms, TYP commissioned an emerging playwright to create the show in collaboration with their company members.”
Please note: this performance features adult themes , adult language and strobe lighting.
About The Young Pretenders
Established in January 2015, The Young Pretenders Theatre Company is an award-winning youth theatre based in Exeter. Built in collaboration with its young actors, TYP strives to inspire young people aged 11-18 to pursue a creative future through the teaching and creation of innovative theatre. TYP’s mission is to challenge the misconceptions surrounding the capabilities of young artists, as well as the assumption that youth theatre isn’t a professional form in its own right.