THE ALLOTMENT

By Andrew Thompson

Directed by Bethany Pitts

Like, everything you've ever seen, ever thought of fits on this planet and the Earth's not even, as a whole, even close to big enough to matter to them.

They kill us. Eventually. 

Keep us alive to kill us. 

We're like lab rats 

Claire has run away from her North-East home and lives on Tony's graveyard allotment. He feds her in return for her help on the plot, until she is lured into the arms of The Boy, whose influence threatens to destroy everything they both hold dear. 

A dark but beautifully comic, brash, unusual drama about growth and strength.

 

Andrew Thompson's debut play explores teenage coercion, intimidation and violence.  

Directed by Fringe First and Stage Award winning Bethany Pitts. Writer Andrew

Thompson was a 2014/15 member of the Arvon/Jerwood Fellowship under the

mentorship of David Eldridge and is a recipient of a grant from the Peggy Ramsey

Foundation.

The Allotment was developed in 2014 with Live Theatre Newcastle, supported by Arts

Council England.

Development readings and workshops were held with young people from Newcastle

College and Queens Hall Hexham, and the Old Red Lion Theatre London, before the

play’s debut public reading at Vault Festival in 2016 as part of The Locker Outings.

WORKSHOP CASTS

MOLLY ROBERTS
TED REILLY
SARAH PORTEUS
ROSS WAITON
STEPHEN MYOTT-MEADOWS
JAMES COONEY
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CREATIVES

 

Writer | Andrew Thompson

Director | Bethany Pitts

Producer | Sarah Jane Leigh

Executive Producer | Molly Roberts

Photography / Video | Richard Davenport
For Live Theatre | Graeme Thompson

PR | Chloe Nelkin