God Bless The Child

by Molly Davies

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Daily returns queues for God Bless The Child start from one hour before the performance. Returns are likely although not guaranteed.* All tickets on £10 Mondays are released on the day of performance at 9am online. ‘Badger Do Best' has landed, bringing with it a new world of rules and regulations. But the kids are fighting back. Tired of being guinea pigs, in yet another government scheme, can the class of 4N bring down the education regime set to pacify them? After years working in the classroom, Molly Davies imagines a mutiny of eight year olds. Molly Davies' first play A Miracle was produced in 2009 at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the Young Writers Festival. Her other credits include Shooting Truth for National Theatre Connections and Orpheus & Eurydice for National Youth Theatre and Old Vic Tunnels Artistic Director of the Royal Court Vicky Featherstone directs. Since she started at the Royal Court, her credits have included Dennis Kelly's The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas and Abi Morgan's The Mistress Contract. She opened her first season at the Royal Court with Open Court – a festival of plays, ideas and events, chosen by over 140 writers. At National Theatre of Scotland, her credits included Enquirer (co-directed with John Tiffany), Appointment With The Wicker Man and 27 and prior to Scotland, Vicky was Artistic Director of Paines Plough. She will also direct Zinnie Harris' play How to Hold Your Breath this season. Age guidance 14+ Running time: approx 1 hour 50 min (no interval) God Bless the Child is part of the Royal Court's Jerwood New Playwrights programme, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class playwrights, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The Big Idea: God Bless the Child The Big Idea is a new strand of work at the Royal Court offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage. Imagination and institutions: how should we inspire our children? Teachers, students, writers and other experts come together to discuss. Saturday 22 November, 1pm Post Show Discussion: In conversation with Molly Davies Wednesday 3 December Carpet Time: stories by eight year olds. A new performance for adults, in which carpet time is turned on its head. Instead of the children listening to stories told by adults, we join children on the carpet around the building and listen to the stories they want to tell us. Saturday 6 December, 1pm "Click here to watch our Season Trailer": www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0DLiZbkKT0&list=UUFgRpc2s66Hq1RyDO6XI5SQ

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