Hope Springs and Chaos



Curve Young Community Companies Act 10-13 present: Hope Springs and Chaos

Hope Springs – by Richard Conlon

Welcome to Hope Springs – a correctional facility for teenagers. Sent to the remote island by their parents, the children are subjected to draconian discipline in the attempt to ‘cure’ them of their delinquent ways. When young Sam goes missing in mysterious circumstances, two inspectors turn up to discover that the students have rebelled against the regime. What will happen when the children are in charge? And are they ready to deal with the consequences?

Approximate running time: 1 hour
Age Guidance: 14+ parental discretion advised
Content warnings: This show contains strong and explicit language and references to suicide.

Chaos – by Laura Lomas

A symphony of dislocated and interconnected scenes, in which a series of characters search for meaning in a complicated and unstable world.

A girl is locked in a room. A boy brings another boy flowers. A girl has tied herself to a railing. A boy doesn’t know who he is. A girl worries about impending catastrophe. A woman jumps in front of a train. A boy’s heart falls out his chest. A butterfly has a broken wing.

Written specifically for young people, Chaos formed part of the 2019 National Theatre Connections Festival and was premiered by youth theatres across the UK.

Approximate running time: 1 hour
Age Guidance: 11+
Content warnings: This show contains flashing lights, strong language and themes some may find distressing including references to domestic violence, depression and death.


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Credits & Acknowledgments

This amateur production of Chaos is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

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