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Girls Like That

  • Evan Placey
  • Full Length Play, Drama, New Millennium/21st Century
  • 6F
  • ISBN: 9781848425156

An urgent and explosive play that explores the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology.

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama

  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18)
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes, Strong Language

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards for Best Play for Young Audiences (2015)
An urgent and explosive play that explores the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology.

When a naked photograph of Scarlett goes viral, she becomes the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. But while rumours run wild and everyone forms an opinion, Scarlett just stays silent...

With roles for up to twenty-four young female actors (though it can also be performed by a smaller cast), the play is perfect for any schools, youth theatres or drama groups looking to tackle a contemporary subject in a theatrically exciting way.

Specially commissioned by Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Even Placey's play Girls Like That was developed through work with young people from the three theatres and first performed by their youth theatre companies in 2013. It was revived at the Unicorn Theatre, London, in November 2014.

Girls Like That was named Best Play for Young Audiences at the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2015.

The play is also available in the collection Girls Like That and other plays for teenagers.

REVIEWS:

"Placey's eye-opening, often uncomfortably honest play... deserves to be widely seen by teenage audiences. And by their parents too."

 The Guardian

"[Tackles] strong, relevant issues... a well-written, immaculately crafted and brave piece of energetic theatre."

 A Younger Theatre

"An urgent, powerful and haunting examination... I can see this play becoming a very popular resource for 16+ groups and that will be no bad thing."

 National Drama - Drama Magazine

Premiere Production: The Young Rep Festival, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 2013.
  • Casting: 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Expandable casting
  • Casting Notes: Up to 6 roles for males, and 24 roles for females.