Wednesday 19th April
Directed by Katy Maclaughlin
Assistance from Katie Lawson
Performed by the Accelerate Training Programme Graduates 2023: Bailey West, Max Henshaw, Nadia Potter, Emma Cook, Charlotte Buchanan, Amelie Turner, Georgia Hodgett-Young, Francesca Foster, Anna Gray, Bella Ridgway, Abbie Faulkner & Savannah Pinto
Locked in at lunchtime by a teacher who has had enough, the students of Citizenship class at Wotton Bassett school are frustrated. Tensions run high as another repatriation of fallen British soldiers is happening along the high street and this one’s more personal than most. As their confinement grows more claustrophobic, the pupils begin to see things differently, asking questions about conflicts, their country, and themselves. James Graham’s Bassett is a pacy, funny and urgent play that shows the struggles of young people who have inherited a world at war: a world that they will do anything to try and make sense of.
Performed by the Accelerate Training Programme graduates 2023. The foundation gap-year course is ran by Kristian Thomas Company, derby-based performing arts studio who train students from age 3+ in the arts. The Accelerate Training Programme is now in it’s second year and is breaking records for training students into gaining places at the top-end of drama schools. This performance is part of the end of year graduation process.
Performed by: Abbie Faulkner, Amelie Turner, Anna Gray, Bailey West, Charlotte Buchanan, Emma Cook, Francesca Foster, Georgia Hodgett-Young, Isabella Ridgway, Max Henshaw, Nadia Potter & Savannah Pinto
Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus NG1 5AF