The Fall by Olivier Award nominated and Bruntwood prize winning writer James Fritz (Parliament Square, Ross and Rachel), comes to Southwark Playhouse from 28 April to 19 May, presented by the National Youth Theatre. The topical, new play takes a candid look at young people's relationships with older people and confronts the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing a crisis of care.

Two teenagers sneak into an old man's home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children. James Fritz's The Fall asks how much can a younger generation, dispossessed and disenfranchised, truly empathise with the old – especially when their future is at stake?

The Fall is directed by Matt Harrison whose recent assistant director credits include Kneehigh’s award-winning The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and the West End production of Lady Windermere’s Fan.

Following its 2016 world premiere at the Finborough Theatre as part of National Youth Theatre’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, The Fall returns in a new staging presented by the NYT and will mark their debut season at Southwark Playhouse.

The Fall
By James Fritz
Directed by Matt Harrison

Southwark Playhouse
Saturday 28 April – Saturday 19 May
Press performance: Thursday 3 May
Evening Performances: 28, 30 April, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 May

Matinee Performances: 12, 19 May
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