Look Up plunges us into a world free from adult intervention, supervision and protection. It’s about seeking the truth for yourself and finding the space to find and be yourself. Nine young people are creating new rules for what they hope will be a new and brighter future full of hope in a world in which they can trust again. Each one of them is unique, original and defiantly individual, break into an abandoned building and set about claiming the space, because that is what they do. They have rituals, they have rules, together they are a tribe, they have faith in themselves….and nothing and no one else. They are the future, unless the real world catches up with them and then all they can hope for is that they don't crash and burn like the adults they ran away from in the first place.
Cast size: 10, characters are 4F, 5M and one gender fluid, but can be gender swapped as necessary.
Recommended for ages 15+.
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Andrew is a critically acclaimed writer for stage and screen with works including Take On Me (Dante or Die, National Tour and nominated for Breakthrough Performance, National Rural Touring Awards 2019), The Session (Soho Theatre), Gaugleprixtown (The Kirk @ Theatre Row, Studio 42, New York), Double Sentence (Soho Theatre), Anniversary Sweet (Finborough) and Sacrifice (Soho Theatre). His screenplay, How Soon is Now, won Best Feature Screenplay, INRed Films and his debut radio play, A Perfect Non-Starter was produced for The Verb (BBC Radio3).
Andrew writes extensively for young people and is currently writer-in residence at Bournemouth & Poole College in Dorset. Recent work for the college includes Tides of Neglect and Life & Death in an Ocean Full of Hope (Lighthouse Theatre, Poole and Paines Plough Roundabout Tent Arts by the Sea Festival). Recent commissions also include Beyond That Distant Line and The Boy Project (Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School).