God Bless The Child
‘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.
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.
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)
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