The IT

The IT

Redbridge Youth Theatre Workshop


The IT

by Vivenne Franzmann


Following Redbridge Youth Theatre workshop's 2016  success at the National Theatre Connections festival where we closed the festival with a show stopping final production at the Olivier Theatre  of Carl Grose's Gargantua. we are once again part of the festival this year, performing at the Redbridge Drama Centre and Theatre Royal Stratford East. This years production is  THE IT by Vivienne Franzmann.


THE IT is a play about a teenage girl who has something growing inside her. She doesn't know what it is, but she knows it's not a baby. It expands in her body. It starts in her stomach, but quickly outgrows that, until eventually it takes over the entirety of her insides. It has claws. She feels them. Does it have teeth, skin, and hair as well, or is that feathers, or spikes she can feel, butting up against her organs? What is it? It makes a noise, like a lizard or a snake. No one must know about it.

She has to keep its presence, its possession of her, concealed. She pulls away from her friends. She refuses to speak in case The It is heard. Then the It tries to escape from her body. She can't let that happen. She cuts an isolated weird figure at school, trying to live her life 'normally; but battling to keep The It inside of her.

But she can't contain it forever, sooner or later something's got to give...


Using movement, projection, music,chorus and physical theatre RYTW are bringing their unique style to this brand new piece of writing which is set right now and possibly a little into the future!



Book Tickets

Wed 18 Mar
8:00pm
Thu 19 Mar
8:00pm
Fri 20 Mar
8:00pm