Punk Rock Production Pictures

12 August 2014

Written by Simon Stephens
Directed by Selina Cartmell

It's exam time and a clique of sixth formers hang out in their school library, preparing for their mock A Levels.

The dysfunctional group journey through pre-exam stress discussing their first world problems. They struggle with their identity, questioning the status quo, while hoping to find their place in it. There's a fear of failure and being judged by intelligence alone, parental pressure to get straight As and expectations of getting into university. These pressures combined with sleep deprivation, sexual frustration and troubling thoughts lead to a shocking climax in this acclaimed play.

Punk Rock is an intense and powerful piece of theatre, by Simon Stephens, who has been described as the most prolific British Playwright of his generation.

CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE AND SCENES OF A VIOLENT NATURE
Rhys Dunlop as William in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.ukL to R: Actors Jonah Hauer-King, Rhys Dunlop and Lauren Coe in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.ukIan Toner as Bennett in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.ukAisha Fabienne Ross as Cissy in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.uk
Lauren Coe as Lilly in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.ukRory Corcoran as Chadwick in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.ukLaura Smithers as Tanya in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.ukJonah Hauer-King  as Nicholas in a scene from Punk Rock at the Lyric Theatre until 6 September. Lyrictheatre.co.uk
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