Cancelled – due to unforeseen circumstances, this online screening has been cancelled.

The IT is a play about a teenage girl who has something growing inside her. She doesn’t know what it is, but she knows it’s not a baby. It expands in her body. It starts in her stomach, but quickly outgrows that, until eventually it takes over the entirety of her insides. It has claws. She feels them. Does it have teeth, skin, and hair as well, or is that feathers, or spikes she can feel, butting up against her organs? What is it? It makes a noise, like a lizard or a snake. No one must know about it. She has to keep its presence, its possession of her, concealed. She pulls away from her friends. She refuses to speak in case The It is heard. Then the It tries to escape from her body. She can’t let that happen. She cuts an isolated weird figure at school, trying to live her life ‘normally; but battling to keep The It inside of her. But she can’t contain it forever, sooner or later something’s got to give…

Presented in the style of a direct to camera documentary, this is a darkly comic state of the nation play exploring adolescent mental health and the rage within, written very specifically for today.

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Written by by Vivienne Franzmann

Directed, performed and filmed by Lost Theatre

Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £3 – but we are offering £0 as we want as many people as possible to access NT Connections Festival.

This performance will be available to watch until Fri 18 June – when you book your ticket you will see this date listed, but you will be able to watch the show when it premieres online Fri 11 June 19:00

Caption Subtitles are available. Instructions on how to access the captions will be emailed to all those who have booked tickets.