performed by Masque Youth Theatre at Northampton High School on Saturday March 15th 2017
“I couldn’t help it. I was thrown from the car, man, and when I opened my eyes, I was running. Like a little kid. Running that way you used to. Full pelt. So fast. Too fast. I couldn’t stop. No one could.”
Sensation Nation is a vocal group founded and led by the unstoppable DD. Her grand plan is for the group to storm next year’s Britain’s Got Talent. But first they need a gig, and more importantly a heart-breaking backstory that will win them votes later down the line. So she’s booked them in to sing at a funeral. And not just any funeral either. Sensation Nation is to sing at the funeral of Ali Monroe, an older girl from their school who was killed in a car crash.
Douglas Maxwell wrote the play in 2011 for the Shell Connections series. These are special commissions for top playwrights to write short plays specifically for young people and under the auspices of the National Theatre. Douglas Maxwell is an award-winning Scottish playwright, whose work has been performed throughout Scotland, the UK and abroad.
DD Lili Pap
Amee Ava Cundale
Marcy Nancy Hannam
Nadia Larissa Pap
Young Jean Brown Lizzie Knowles
Sean Nye Tomkins
Spoke’s brother Shawne Holland
Laila Skye Blaise
Frankie Katherine Smethers
Callum Sophia Nicol
Jake Spence Katherine Smethers
Ali Monroe Sophia Nicol
Directors : James Gillam and Tim Cole
We would also like to thank Northampton High School enormously for providing for us somewhere to rehearse and perform, Masque Theatre for their support, Winchester House School and Quinton Church for their loan of props and Caroline Rushton for her photography.