Image: Faye Christall (Megan), Grace Hogg-Robinson (Holly) and Andrew Reed (Ben) by Matt Humphrey
Portraying highly identifiable themes, with a laugh-out-loud script and rocking soundtrack, Broken Biscuits epitomises the struggle of every teen that didn’t quite fit in.
The world premiere comes from the young writer who brought us Jumpers For Goalposts, presenting a new coming of age tale about music and friendship. Tom Wells’ plays are engaging and big-hearted and Broken Biscuits is no exception.
This funny and uplifting story follows three friends as they try to change their fortunes. Megan, Holly and Ben are not cool kids; they’re like the broken biscuits, the mis-shapes. They’re nobodies, but they have no intention of being losers forever – Megan has a plan. This summer holiday, they are going to reinvent themselves. In Megan’s garden shed the group hatch a plan to launch themselves on the path to coolness – they start a band.
Further cementing the plays themes, and providing an opportunity to rock out to boot, Durham’s punk-pop lovelies Martha (recent winners of Drowned In Sound’s alternative Mercury prize, the Neptune Music Prize) will play a special one-off gig at Live Theatre’s Studio space on Saturday 8th October, with support from indie rockers Street Party In Soho.
Broken Biscuits is at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 5th until Saturday 22nd October. Martha and Street Party In Soho play Live Theatre’s Studio on Saturday 8th October (with only a limited number of tickets still currently available).