Teenage Riot offers a bold insight into life as a modern day teen, looking to challenge and expose the way a contemporary audience perceives young people. With a minimalist set, a great soundtrack, and an ensemble of brave young performers, theatre company Ontroerend Goed (the team behind last year’s extraordinary theatrical experience Internal), explore the absurdities of peer pressure and the hypocrisy of adulthood.
For a young audience it offers a familiar world of insecurity, anger, and experimentation. For an older audience it offers an opportunity to see the anxieties of eight teenagers, reflecting the feelings of a large number of teens, performed in an imaginative and creative way.
Teenage Riot is entertaining, engaging, and finds dark comedy in the naivety of young people, as well as empowering them. One of the best moments comes with the ingenious way they vilify the audience using a projector and tomatoes. The integration of media and live performance is magical throughout and offers an interesting metaphor for the Youtube generation: young people that express themselves to a camera via a blog rather than to their own parents.
Honest and imaginative.
Traverse, 17-28 Aug (not 23), times vary