The Other School by ACT Youth Theatre

  • The Other School - ACT Youth Theatre

    June 22nd

Date: Saturday, 22nd June at 1pm & 7pm

Location: Theatre

Synopsis: Originally commissioned by National Youth Music Theatre,
in 2013.

When siblings Polly and Kester Parish from a one-parent family start at another new school, something doesn’t seem quite right. It turns out that Kester was knocked down and killed by a school bus and has entered a kind of twilight zone, while Polly who witnessed the tragedy and is suffering from shock has accidentally gone with him. Their fellow classmates sing of their gruesome ends in the amusing ‘How I Got to School’, although one of the pupils Daniel is in denial and refuses to admit that he is dead. When the headmistress finds out that Polly shouldn’t be there, she issues her with a special pass to let Polly come and go at will. Things take a dramatic turn when the school bully Axel finds out about this magic pass and attempts a mass breakout.

Tackling serious issues through light-hearted songs and humorous characters THE OTHER SCHOOL is a bold yet relevant musical for young people today.

“I think I can honestly say that I enjoyed The Other School more than Matilda the Musical.” –

“The Other School is already one of my favourite things of the year!” – The Stage.

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