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Written & Performed by Neal Pike | Directed by Matt Miller
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‘Let me tell you about Foxwood. A place that my skipping voice would not get me thrown down stairs. Unlike other schools. It was very much like other schools.’
From 1998-2002, Neal Pike attended a special educational needs school in Nottinghamshire. Five Years is about trying to hold on to a sense of who you are during those messy, brutal and mundane years of adolescence. With warmth and humour that cuts to the bone, Neal Pike explores identity, community and the parts of him that were shaped by Foxwood.
‘Engaging, warm and illuminating’
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
‘The show talks of human-ness, of vulnerability, and ultimately of escaping those boxes.’
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Five Years is a Relaxed show and BSL interpreted
Running time: Approx. 60 mins with no interval
Content warning: This production includes references to bullying and occasional strong language
Age guidance: 14+