Fire & Steel Theatre is planning to take part in the National Theatre Connections Festival 2020/21, and is looking to start rehearsals in September or October, depending on NTC guidelines.
The arts, and the impact they have on the lives of young people, are more important than ever, and we are passionate about the role Connections can play to support young people in this very challenging time.
As we move towards autumn and the start of a new term, we are looking at ways of rehearsing that maintains social distancing and keeps everyone safe. We have complied a risk assessment which has been accepted by our rehearsal venue, All Saints’ School.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings at All Saints’ School, Marple.
If you’re aged 13 to 19 and wish to take part in NTC, please see
As you’re probably aware from recent Government announcements, the NT has decided to cancel all performances and activity for the foreseeable future. This, unfortunately, includes activity surrounding Connections 2020.
All performances of ‘The IT’, by Vivienne Franzmann, at All Saints’ School, have been cancelled.
It is extremely disappointing news and I find myself carrying a very heavy heart. It all feels so rushed, unfinished, the circle incomplete. It’s a very frustrating way to end what has been a challenging, exciting, frustrating and often amusing journey. We have (finally!) created a beautiful, rich, moving, important piece of work that deserves to be seen. I really hope we can find a way to make that happen. We need to finish the process and finish on a high!
FIRE & STEEL in association with NATIONAL THEATRE CONNECTIONS 2020 & MARPLE DRAMA
Tickets are now on sale for THE IT, by Vivienne Franzmann.
THE IT is a play about a teenage girl who has something growing inside her. Grace doesn’t know what it is, but she knows it’s not a baby. It expands in her body. It starts in her stomach, but quickly outgrows that, until eventually it takes over the entirety of her insides. No one must know about it. Grace has to keep its presence, its possession of her, concealed. She pulls away from her friends. She refuses to speak in case The It is heard. The It tries to escape from her body. She can’t let that happen. Grace cuts an isolated weird figure at school, trying to live her life ‘normally; but battling to keep The It inside of her. But she can’t contain it forever, sooner or later something’s got to give……….
A darkly comic state of the nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within, written very specifically for today.
Dates Monday 23rd March @ 8pm Tuesday 24th March @ 8pm Wednesday 25th March at 8pm
Venue All Saints’ C of E Primary School, Brickbridge Road, Marple. SK6 7BQ