Teendreams

1979

A witty and thoughtful look at 10 years of the women’s movement and its influence on different generations. The female student activist of the 60s, now a teacher, attempts to change the fantasies of her two pupils by raising their consciousness. Fuelled by the glamour of magazines and music their teenage dreams are powerful. Deprived of them life can feel impossible. Their lives do change, but not as she had hoped.

  • Written by David Edgar with Susan Todd

Cast

Jennifer Armitage*
Ruth/Sharon/Sister/Lynne
Chris Bowler
Trisha/Cathy/Sandra
David Bradford
Colin/Kevin/Gary
Gillian Hanna
Frances
Mary McCusker
Anne/Maria/Denise
Susan Todd
Rosie/Debbie
Clive Russell
Dave/Howard/Tony/Brewer
*Diane Adderley (April-May 1979)
Ruth/Sharon/Sister/Lynne

Production Team

Kate Crutchley
Director
Di Seymour
Designer
Meri Jenkins
Production Manager / Lighting
Gus Garside
Administration
Jeff Jones @The Drawing Room
Graphics

Places and dates

Vandyck Theatre, Bristol
25/01/1979 - 27/01/1979
Crucible Theatre Studio, Sheffield
29/01/1979 - 03/02/1979
Theatre in the Mill, Univ of Bradford
08/02/1979 - 10/02/1979
Bingley College, Bingley
12/02/1979 - 13/02/1979
York Arts Centre
14/02/1979
Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton
19/02/1979 - 24/02/1979

‘The performance is subtle, passionate and self-aware.’
The Birmingham Mail March 1979

‘… its rawness and its potential sententiousness is avoided by some vivid writing… and some marvellous interpretations, from Chris Bowler and Mary McCusker as the two teenage school friends, and from David Bradford as an ageing sixties’ activist.’
Marina Warner Vogue May 1979

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