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by Sam Holcroft, directed by Karla Conway
From the first moments of Sam Holcroft's Cockroach, it becomes clear that this searing debut play is something much more than another routine social comedy. The Scotsman
In a secondary school biology lab a restless group of teens is surviving detention. For some it’s a sentence, for others a temporary salvation. For their teacher Beth, it’s a chance to push a little further, to try for a little hope, a little ambition. But adding to the mix of love, lust, jealousy, insecurity and the struggle of growing up, the wider world is encroaching. The country is at war and young men are leaving. Only those that can rapidly evolve will survive.
Following a hugely successful Canberra season in 2011, Australian Theatre for Young People is proud to present one of the country’s most respected youth theatre companies.
Season: 29 Feb-3 March