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STORIES: EXPLORING MATTERS OF THE YOUNG MIND

Co-created with Distracted Rat 

Everyone has stories.

Tales that wash over you in a tide of inspiration, whispered folklore overheard in the corner of a pub, witty observations within a group of friends, the insistent repetitive voice in your head, the texts to your mate at 3am. Not every story gets tld. We want to change that. 

 

NOT EVERY STORY GETS TOLD. WE WANT TO CHANGE THAT.

Written, directed and performed by young people, 'Stories' guides its audience through a collection of tales, an anthology of experience told through the words, voices and actions of teenagers today.

Navigating loyalty, boundaries, conflict and selfhood, 'Stories' offers an authentic look at the highs and lows of young minds today, reminding us all of the magic we create when we give people the power to share their experience.

 
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"THIS PRODUCTION WAS SOMETHING OF A LEARNING EXPERIENCE, AND BURNT ORANGE THEATRE IS QUITE RIGHT IN THEIR ASSERTION THAT THESE SORTS OF STORIES AREN’T TOLD OFTEN ENOUGH."CREATIVE FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

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"IT’S AS THOUGH PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO SIMPLY PICK THEMSELVES UP FROM WHEREVER THEY HAVE PROVERBIALLY SLIPPED OR FALLEN AND JUST CARRY ON AS IF NOTHING HAS HAPPENED. THE PRODUCTION SEEMS TO SUGGEST, ALBEIT SUBLIMINALLY, THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO DEAL WITH PROBLEMS RATHER THAN SUPPRESS THEM"

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"THIS WASN’T BILLED AS A ‘SCRATCH NIGHT’ OR AN EXPERIMENTAL EVENING OF NEW WRITING, AND FOR GOOD REASON: EACH OF THE STORIES IS COMPLETE IN ITSELF WHILST FITTING IN WITH THE OTHERS."