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Apples by BristolOldVic

***Very strong language with sexual and violent content. Not recommended for under 14s*** Set on a Middlesbrough council estate, this astonishing story is an electrifying collision of Irvine Welsh and Virginia Woolf. Streams of poetic, impassioned and often hilarious words pour from the minds of five fifteen year olds as they negotiate a world where the adults are absent, drugs are everywhere, sex is desperate and life is both terrifying and thrilling. Enter the dazzling, chaotic world of Adam & Eve. They depict a very different Eden. Their world is shocking, colourful, delightful and depressing. They feed every stereotype currently applied to young disaffected people. They are violent, shameless, old before their time, ruthless, and their horizons reach only to their next night out. And yet they challenge and dissolve our prejudice as their brave, complex and profound inner lives are revealed. Battling for self-esteem and afraid of not knowing who they are, they are bewildered, optimistic, intelligent and daft in equal measure. The events of the story are shocking, and a clarion call to improve the lives and hopes of young people in the UK. A Post Show talk will take place after the performance on Monday 28 June with director John Retallack and author Richard Millward. The talk is free of charge to all ticket holders on this date. “Heartbreaking, honest and accurate, Apples reads like the book of Genesis recreated on the set of Shameless.” The London Paper, April 2007 28 - 30 June 8pm Bristol Old Vic Studio Tickets £8.50 Running Time: 70 minutes