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.