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When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell

When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell

Natalie began writing this play when the prospect of woman leading the free world seemed a sure thing – then things changed.

Social media goes into a frenzy over pictures of Sarah at a party on the weekend – no one knows quite what she got up to. When Miss Reef lectures the girls on taking more responsibility for their actions, Louise becomes enraged that the boys who took the pictures have nothing to answer for. She wages war on the misogyny but when she threatens school stalwart Scott and his claim to the School Captain title, things get very nasty. A website appears, rating the girls on their appearance and shaming them for their actions.

A play about everyday feminism and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. When they go low, we go high.

Cast Size: 8 +Ensemble

Natalie Mitchell

Natalie Mitchell writes for television, theatre and radio. She is currently developing original TV projects with Red Planet Pictures and The Forge and was named on the BBC Talent Hot List 2017.

Her theatre work includes Can’t Stand Me Now as part of the Royal Court Young Writer’s Festival; Crawling in the Dark at the Almeida; and Germ Free Adolescent which toured community venues in Kent. She has experience working with Clean Break, the Bush and the Old Vic. TV includes two years with EastEnders, Holby City and Doctors. Radio includes Proud for BBC Radio 3 and The Man Who Sold the World and Hidden Harm for BBC Radio 4. Natalie Mitchell has also represented England at the World Interplay Young Writer’s Festival and the Royal Court’s Supergroup. She also reached the final of the BBC Writers’ Academy.