'A touching tale' The Times
'A show that celebrates young people's sense of adventure' The Guardian
It's 1979, rubbish is on the streets, and it’s tricky being Fiz. She's 13, she's got no money, her sister's pregnant and her mum thinks she’s a waste of space...
Rick remembers what it’s like to be a teenager. So when he decides to build a junk playground in Bristol, he's pretty sure he has the charisma to get a bunch of reluctant kids involved. He's wrong.
But with some old-fashioned emotional bribery, Rick persuades Fiz, Higgy and Ginger to help him. And the project turns from something that means nothing to something that means a lot. And kids that care about nothing, start to care a lot. But darkness has a way of coming back and biting you when you least expect it.
A brilliantly honest and witty new musical from BAFTA Award-winning writer Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, This is England ‘90), and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love, Wolf Hall, Jerusalem). Directed by Evening Standard Award-winner Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall, People, Places and Things, This House), Junkyard is a coming-of-age story about friendship and standing up for what matters.
Age guidance: 14+, contains strong language.
Run time: Two and a half hours including interval.
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