Punk Rock

Simon Stephens

‘Every thing human beings do finally ends up dangerous ultimately. Every thing good human beings ever make is constructed on one thing monstrous. Nothing lasts. We actually will not…’

Primarily based on his expertise as a instructor, Stephens describes his play as ‘The Historical past Boys on crack’. It explores the underlying tensions and potential violence in a gaggle of prosperous, articulate seventeen 12 months outdated college students. Up to date and unnerving, with parts of The Catcher within the Rye, Punk Rock follows the story of seven sixth-formers as they withstand the pressures of teenage life, whereas getting ready for his or her mock A-level exams and making an attempt to get into Oxbridge. They’re a gaggle of educated, clever and aspirational younger folks however step-by-step, the dislocation, disjunction and latent violence simmering underneath the floor of prosperity is revealed.