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Fear of Music
On from 28 Feb 2013 till 02 Mar 2013
Tristan Bates
by Barney Norris
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama, Comedy

Tickets: £12 / (£10 concessions)

About: Fear of Music

Luke is the first in his family to go to university, and he’s determined to stop his irritating fireball of a brother from following in their father’s footsteps by joining the army.

Returning to the TBT (where it premiered as Missing in 2012) as part of a UK tour, Fear of Music is a brilliant burst of a play from up-and-coming young writer Barney Norris. Packed with beautiful observation and outrageously good jokes, it sees two brothers with starkly different futures, surrounded by mixtapes, guitars and ambitions, discover how easy it is to get lost in a country that doesn’t look after its own.

Reviews

‘Well constructed and eloquent… This is smart work from director Alice Hamilton’Daily Telegraph

‘That most poignant of cocktails: youthful hope mixed with youthful disillusionment... See this memorable, touching, unsettling, occasionally funny, and thought-provoking play now’British Theatre Guide

‘Wonderful… Both actors nail the painfully awkward mannerisms of adolescence... By the end of their story, it is a sense of fierce ambition and a deep, compassionate love that one comes away with’ Exeunt

‘Well-observed with a dash of nostalgia and, despite the bleak background, often humorous, the piece is as a snapshot of a family – and a country – struggling against the odds.’ A YoungerTheatre

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