Punk Rock (2012)

William Carlisle. The world at his feet. Its weight on his shoulders. Intelligent. Articulate. Messed up

Feb 23rd to 25th 2012

Written by Simon Stephens

Directed by Gennie Holmes

"Everything human beings do finishes up bad in the end. Everything good human beings ever make is built on something monstrous. Nothing lasts. We certainly won't...".William Carlisle has the world at his feet but its weight on his shoulders. He is intelligent, articulate and f***ked. In the library of a fee-paying grammar school, William and his fellow Sixth-Formers are preparing for their mock A-Levels while navigating the pressures of teenage life. They are educated and aspirational young people, but step-by-step, the dislocation, disjunction and latent aggression is revealed. Simon Stephens' critically acclaimed play premièred at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2009.