Punk Rock

by  Simon Stephens

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 4f

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 disclocation, disjunction and latent aggression is revealed.

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    Cast Size

    5m, 4f
  • SubGenre


    Theatre for Young Audiences

Additional Info

"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 ..."


"Powerful and compelling ... evokes the twilight world of the teenager with scary vividness ..." - Michael Coveney, Independent
"Superb new play ..." - Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
"A remarkable new play." - Michael Billington, The Guardian
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"powerful and compelling ... evokes the twilight world of the teenager with scary vividness ..." - Michael Coveney, Independent
"Superb new play ..." - Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph
"A remarkable new play." - Michael Bill


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  • College Theatre / Student

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A school library. A hospital room.


5m, 4f
William Carlisle: 17-18.
Lilly Cahill: 17-18.
Bennett Francis: 17-18.
Cissy Franks: 17-18.
Nicholas Chatman 17-18.
Tania Gleason 17-18.
Chadwick Meade 17-18.
Lucy Francis: 17-18.
Dr Richard Harvey.
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Simon Stephens

Simon Stephens is an award-winning playwright. His early work at the Royal Court includes BLUEBIRD (1998); HERONS (2001), COUNTRY MUSIC (2004) and MOTORTOWN (2006). In 2008 his play HARPER REGAN opened at the National Theatre, and SEA WALL, starring Andrew Scott, played at the Bush. Simon then had success with his p ...

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