Grown Up

October 2016, Camden People’s Theatre


Why do adults drink coffee?  What do you do in the bank?

Is it hard to let go of your past memories?


Grown Up explores the gap between what we teach our children and what they really want to know.  We meet five young performers on a mission to understand the world around them.  They speak the words of adults from Camden, who answered the children’s questions in interviews.


As the adults’ stories emerge, at turns moving, surprising and hilarious, the children begin to discover and question the world we have created for them and ask us to consider – is it really good enough?


Performed by Frankline, Hdayet, Jack, Nafeez and Ujin from Netley Primary School

Created by Matt Ryan, Matthew Evans and Emily Lim

Design – Cécile Trémolières

Lights – Adam King

Sound – Kieran Lucas

Company Stage Manager – Cynthia Duberry

Assistant Stage Manager – Lucy Adams

Chaperone – Shelley Brooksby


Winner of People’s Theatre Award 2015. Co-produced by Gameshow and Camden People’s Theatre with support from Arts Council England.