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    ‘A Clockwork Orange’ and ‘Girls Like That’

    Mon 18 November 2019 7:00 pm to Tue 19 November, 2019 9:00 pm
    Vanbrugh Theatre
    £5 for adults, £3 for concessions

    KSC Drama present a double bill of two challenging plays this term. Please note this production is strictly for those aged 14 and older only.  ‘A Clockwork Orange’ is Anthony Burgess's stage play of his infamous cult novel and film of the same name. Alex and his vicious teenage gang revel in horrific ultra-violence. Alex also revels in the music of Beethoven. The Gang communicates in a language which is as complicated as their actions. When a drug-fuelled night of fun ends in murder, Alex is finally caught and locked up. He is given a choice - be brainwashed into good citizenship and set free, or face a lifetime imprisoned. Evan Placey's Girls Like That is an ensemble play exploring the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology. When a compromising photograph of schoolgirl Scarlett goes viral, rumours spread across smartphones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn't it the same for boys? Using music and dance sequences, and featuring shifts in time to explore the evolution of feminist consciousness, the play focuses on adolescent female friendship in the present day and its fragility in the face of societal and cultural pressures. Tickets will be available in the Autumn term.