Young actors stage short plays at ‘unusual’ theatre sites

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Perceptions of war, the media and the human obsession with being good will be among the subjects explored in a series of plays staged by the Royal & Derngate’s Young Actors Company.

Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat is a series of short plays by Mark Ravenhill, performed in spaces all over the theatre site in Guildhall Road.

The plays, each 20 minutes long, take a closer look at the effects of war on modern life and have titles such as Women of Troy, Paradise Lost and Twilight of The Gods, referring to great epics of the past. They are said to be “immersive, harrowing and darkly funny performances” which challenge perceptions of a variety of subjects.

The site-specific performances will take place in unusual locations, such as corridors, the theatre’s substage and in the Royal & Derngate cafe, Eat & Drink.

Performances will take place in the morning, with tickets including tea or coffee and a croissant.

Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat will be performed at 10.45am on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost £8.50 and can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or visiting www.royalandderngate.co.uk.

The show is recommended for those aged 14 and above.