The Small Hours

Cast: 8f/m plus up to 16 additional small roles

Staging: Multiple locations (can be simply staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 56 pages ISBN: 9781848428966Publication Date:
9 Jan 2020
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 56 pages ISBN: 9781788503075Publication Date:
9 Jan 2020
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
National Theatre Connections, 2019

The Small Hours

By Katherine Soper

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It's the middle of the night, and Peebs and Epi are the only students left at school over half-term. At the end of their night out, former step-siblings Red and Jazz try to navigate their reunion. With only a couple of hours until morning, Jaffa tries to help Keesh finish an essay. As day breaks, Wolfie is getting up the courage to confess a secret to VJ at a party.

Their choices are small yet momentous. The hours are small but feel very, very long. And when the night finally ends, the future is waiting – every last bit of it.

Katherine Soper's play The Small Hours was written specifically for young people. It formed part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival and was premiered by youth theatres across the UK. The play offers rich opportunities for a large cast of young performers.

Note for Performers: The Small Hours has eight named characters that can be performed by actors of any gender. In addition, there are lines of dialogue spoken by unnamed characters who can be played by the principal cast of 8, or by up to 16 additional performers of any gender.

‘I dunno. Like…I think I just wanna do something different, I don’t wanna do things the way everyone else is doing them but I don’t know how and I don’t know what I even mean.’

Cast: 8f/m plus up to 16 additional small roles

Staging:Multiple locations (can be simply staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 56 pages ISBN: 9781848428966Publication Date:
9 Jan 2020
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 56 pages ISBN: 9781788503075Publication Date:
9 Jan 2020
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

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