Sparkleshark

By Philip Ridley

Synopsis:

High up on a tower block roof, Jake writes stories in secret. The other boys, led by the egotistical and muscular Russell, think he’s a wimp. To the girls, Jake’s almost one of them. When the gang actually confronts Jake, everyone’s in for a great surprise. Jake has to get out of trouble…and his answer is to weave his best story yet.

Philip Ridley has written a brilliantly creative play that speaks to all young people today. Specially commissioned for The National Theatre in 1997, Sparkleshark is a powerful play in which the cut and thrust of teenage moods and conflicts is captured in vivid and compelling dialogue. The play not only deals sympathetically and convincingly with bullying, but also provides strategies and answers for coping with a bully.

Sparkleshark
Dates: Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th July 7.30pm & Saturday 24th July 2.30pm
Location: The Mission Theatre, Bath
Tickets: £8 (£6 Concessions)
Box Office: 01225 428600 email (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01225 463362 online at http://www.bathfestivals.org.uk

Director/s | Cast:

Ann Garner

Ann Garner

Director

Philip Davies

Philip Davies

Jake

Joe Quintana

Joe Quintana

Russell - Cast 1

Enyo Humphrey-Ackumey

Enyo Humphrey-Ackumey

Speed - Cast 1

Tom Cook

Tom Cook

Buzz - Cast 1

Francesca Wilcox

Francesca Wilcox

Polly - Cast 1

Beckii Wilcox

Beckii Wilcox

Natasha - Cast 1

Rosie Aitchison

Rosie Aitchison

Carol - Cast 1

Oscar Davenport

Oscar Davenport

Finn - Cast 1 / Speed - Cast 2

Edo Minott

Edo Minott

Russell - Cast 2

Jordan Frost

Jordan Frost

Buzz - Cast 2

Jenny McGlynn

Jenny McGlynn

Polly - Cast 2

Hatti Garner

Hatti Garner

Natasha - Cast 2

Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart

Carol - Cast 2

Luke Nicholson

Luke Nicholson

Finn - Cast 2

Aaron Walker

Aaron Walker

Shane