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The Fall by James Fritz

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The Fall by James Fritz

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'A short, sharp shock of a play... youth theatre at its most mature, and most dazzling'

Two teenagers sneak into an old man's home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children.

James Fritz's The Fall asks how much can a younger generation, dispossessed and disenfranchised, truly empathise with the old – especially when their future is at stake? It was premiered by the National Youth Theatre at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 2016.

The play offers ideal material for teenagers to read, study or perform.

‘Imagine being him. Every day you wake up. You’re tired. Your body doesn’t work properly… He’s had a good life. Maybe he’s just sick of being old. I would be.’

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'Perfectly pitched as a play for young actors... sets a new standard for youth theatre'

The Stage
'Intelligent, absorbing... confirms Fritz as a major new voice in British drama'

The Reviews Hub
'James Fritz’s triptych for young people leaves plenty of room for expression and individually, and is so luxuriously self-aware as it delivers a youthful interpretation of age through a filter made up from stereotypical understandings of youth'