Cavendish School perform a brand new play as part of National Theatre Connections.
Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.
The IT is a play about a teenage girl who has something growing inside her. She doesn’t know what it is, but she knows it’s not a baby. It expands in her body. It starts in her stomach, but quickly outgrows until eventually it takes over the entirety of her insides.
She must keep its presence, its possession of her, concealed. She pulls away from her friends and refuses to speak in case The IT is heard. The IT then tries to escape; she can’t let that happen. She becomes an isolated weird figure at school, trying to live her life normally; but battling to keep The IT inside of her. She can’t contain it forever, sooner or later something’s got to give…
Presented in the style of a direct to camera documentary, this is a darkly comic state of the nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within, written very specifically for today.