‘How am I supposed to deal with... that... with the idea of... when I haven't dealt with life yet?!’
It's A-level results day and Jack has it all laid out in front of him. After a summer of love and laughter with his mates, he's off to university. He can't wait for 'Freshers’ Week' and all the adventures that will follow. Life is just beginning and it couldn't be better. But when Jack gets blind-sided by a revelation about his health, he gets propelled into an adult world before he's had a chance to enjoy his youth.
Will Jack be able to become an adult in time to save himself?
Cast breakdown: 5F, 5M
Matthew Bulgo trained at LAMDA and works as an actor and playwright.
Credits as a playwright include: Constellation Street (The Other Room); Last Christmas (Dirty Protest/Theatr Clwyd, Edinburgh Fringe/Soho Theatre), The Knowledge (Dirty Protest/Royal Court, 'Surprise Theatre' Season), My Father's Hands (Paines Plough, Come To Where I'm From), Lacuna (Three Streets Productions, New Wimbledon Studio).
In addition, he has written short plays for National Theatre Wales, Dirty Protest, Not Too Tame and Ugly Sisters among many others.
He was the recipient of the Best Playwright award at the Wales Theatre Awards 2015 and his debut play Last Christmas was nominated in the Best Production category at the inaugural Theatre Critics of Wales Awards.
Matthew is currently working on a seed commission for National Theatre Wales among other projects.
He is an Associate Director of Dirty Protest. He is from Swansea in South Wales and is currently based in Cardiff.
Photography by Sorted. Design by National Theatre Graphic Design Studio.