When Josie dies in an old people’s home, her grandchildren gather to share their memories of her, and her fellow residents feel the effects of her death as her funeral takes place. Is the gulf between the young and old as wide as it feels, or are we fundamentally the same inside whatever age we are?
Deborah Bruce’s Same was commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival and premiered by youth theatres across the UK. Originally written for young actors, but with roles from teens to eighties, Same can be performed by groups of any age.
Deborah Bruce is a writer and theatre director. Her plays include The Distance (a finalist for the 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Godchild at Hampstead Theatre and Same for the National Theatre Connections Festival 2014.