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“Extraordinary and surreal”
The Stage

“It’s an exaggerated, absurdist space of juxtaposition and dream logic – funny and sad.” 

“It is an agony to watch, and I mean that as the biggest compliment.”
Lyn Gardner

The Kids Are Alright is a film shot on location in a local housing estate, in Deptford, London.

Filmed over one evening and in one take, this is a uniquely intimate perormance about the grief of unexpectedly losing a child. It invites you to watch one broken couple explode from their home. And they couldn’t care less who's watching.

Co-commissioned by Fuel and The Place
Supported by The Albany, Camden People’s Theatre, Northern Stage and Wandsworth Council.
The project is funded by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Co-created by Jen Malarkey & Lee Mattinson
Associate Director, Temitope Ajose-Cutting
Performers, Carl Harrison & Janet Etuk
Film by Hugo Glendinning
Second Camera, Tilly Shiner
Sound, Gus Collins for House of Noise

Producer, Fuel

The running time for The Kid
s Are Alright is 55 minutes with no interval.

Closed captions in English are available to toggle on.

For adults and young people aged 14+.

The content and theme of the production may be upsetting for some audience members.

The dialogue in the show contains references to self-harm, swearing and violence toward animals.

Image Credit: Camilla Greenwell


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Alongside the programming of the film we offer a workshop for writers, choreographers, performance makers and students of performance in our approach of working with writing and dance.  Linked here >>