Derby Youth Theatre: Influence

By Andy McGregor
Youth Theatre
Friday 26 July 2019 - Saturday 27 July 2019

Cameras all around.

Phones sucking out your data.

They are watching you.

But who exactly are ‘they’?

A group of friends play cat and mouse with power as they switch off their screens and are thrusted into the offline world 300 feet underground.

Inspired by Modern TV hits Black Mirror and Stranger Things, this surreal comic adventure explores the fear of growing up in a world that is not this generation's creation.

Following the huge success of The Blue Road, Derby Youth Theatre year 10-13 groups are excited to perform a brand new play.

Directed by Nicky Bellenger, Influence has been commissioned by Derby Theatre, Dundee REP, Leeds Playhouse, Northern Stage, Royal & Derngate and Theatre Royal Plymouth. 

Influence Curtain Raiser

What does it mean to be age 14-18 in 2019: what lies ahead for this generation and how much of an influence do they really have on their future?

Taking inspiration from Influence by Andy McGregor, and drawing on personal, political and cultural experiences, the Friday Year 10-13 group will open the evening with a brand new performance.

Devised by the group and directed by Tom Craig.

Read cast member Harry's Blog


Running Time: TBC

Age Guidance: 14+ (contains strong language)