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.
'My granddaughter says to me, "The world's different now, Gran, it's all changed"... But what she can't understand is, I still feel the same, the world might have changed, you might have your cappuccinos and your internet shopping and what have you, but has it really changed that much? We're all still people aren't we?'
26 Jun 2014Size: 198mm x 129mm
31 Jul 2014
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