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The Outfit Theatre Company present
the NZ Premiere of
By Simon Stephens
"Everything human beings do finishes up bad in the end. Everything good human beings ever make is built on something monstrous. Nothing lasts. We certainly wont..."
William Carlisle has the world at his feet but its weight on his shoulders. He is intelligent, articulate and f**ked.
In the library of an elite English private school, William and his fellow Sixth-Formers are preparing for their mock A-Levels while navigating the pressures of teenage life. They are educated and aspirational young people, but step-by-step, their dislocation, disjunction and latent aggression is revealed.
Contemporary and unnerving, Punk Rock is The History Boy's meets The Catcher in the Rye.
R15 - Contains strong language and violence.
Punk Rock was nominated for Best New Play at the 2010 UK Theatre Awards.
Praise for Punk Rock:
"a superb new play... evokes the twilight world of the teenager with scary vividness..." Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph (UK)
"powerful and compelling" Michael Coveney, Independent (UK)
"gripping, shocking and ferociously funny" Sam Marlowe, Time Out London
Praise for The Outfit Theatre Company:
"if you like ensemble playing it doesn't get much better than this" Theatreview - Boys Life, 2011
"Hurrah for Outfit Theatre Company" Theatrescenes - Short + Sweet Theatre Festival, 2011
"a highly entertaining show" NZ Herald - Love After Dark, 2011