“Hold your ground. Look confident. Own the clothes you’ve stolen. Make sure you keep up with trends. Keep travelling. Change your appearance every so often. Change your make-up. Keep away from scanning devices.... Very soon - they’ll be no chance for you. Any of you. Any questions?”
In 2082 - the population over reaches its estimate and peaks at 18 billion. The 2099 Birth Act is implemented and parents need to apply to have children - selection is based on factors such as health, relationship status, wealth, race, sexuality and subject to severe background and social networking checks. Arkin, a reputable fighter, loner and illegal child is tracked down by the Ugly Youth faction in an attempt to help them revolt against the UN’s tyrannical reign.
King’s Company present a gritty, original play written by the Director of Drama and Theatre, comprising of a talented group of Year 9 - 13s. The play will be staged in the Hayward Theatre before making its way to Greensides, Infirmary Street at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Contains adult language and scenes of violence.