A chilling, blackly comic tale of manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity.
In a quiet corner of the internet, a group of bored, restless teenagers spend their time deconstructing children’s literature and the messages in modern pop music. But when a new member joins to share his depression and thoughts of suicide, the conversation takes a darker turn.
A powerful depiction of modern-day isolation and the dangerous power of technology, Enda Walsh’s play Chatroom formed part of the National Theatre’s 2005 Connections season, an annual festival of new plays for youth theatres and schools. It received its first professional production in the Cottesloe auditorium of the National Theatre, London, in March 2006.
Performed by The Garrick Ensemble; a company of 18 – 30 year old aspiring actors from Greater Manchester and Cheshire who perform one production each year as part of the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse Main House Season. The Garrick Ensemble aims to make theatre that is fresh, innovative and exciting. See the very best of local, up and coming talent before they move forward in the next stages of their careers in the Arts.
**This play contains strong language and deals with topics including depression and suicide.**
Running Time: Approx. 75 Minutes (No Interval)
This amateur production of “Chatroom” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
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