Tweet Tweet tackles social media issues
“No one knows why that fat bird in year 8 killed herself, but she got everyone a day off school! So they’re having a party for her? It’s going to be epic!”
A group of teenagers is faced with the death of a fellow pupil in a new play to be shown at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place on Wednesday 19 November.
In a world where technology is at the forefront, Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s cast of young actors highlights issues around the increasingly important role of social media in young people’s lives in Tweet Tweet.
Best friends Jade and Paris have set up a Facebook page, but it’s not just any Facebook page, it’s a dead girl’s Facebook page. In the build up to the big party, everyone is logging in, updating and messaging, bringing the discovery that casual viral actions have serious real-life consequences.
Ella Morgan, who plays Jade in Tweet Tweet, said: “The play deals with pretending to be someone else online, however there are so many other morals and coming of age experiences that the play highlights including; first relationships, friendship and betrayal.”
This touching yet funny play is directed by The REP’s Senior Youth Theatre director Tom Saunders and written by Charlene James.
Tweet Tweet is produced as part of a Young Theatre Makers partnership between The REP, The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse to create new productions for young people by young people.
Tickets to see Tweet Tweet at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place on Wednesday 19 November are £7 (£4 concessions) and are available from http://www.theplacetelford.com/, by calling the ticket office on 01952 382382 or in person at Southwater One and the theatre.