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On The Line

ON THE LINE
Funny, tense and almost painfully pertinent.  The Reviews Hub 

‘We stick out like balls on a bulldog in these endz. It’s gonna be like three seconds before they stop and search us.’

When inner city teenagers Tia and Kai find themselves living it up in their rich schoolmate’s mansion, they think their day can’t get any better. Until a priceless fishing fly vanishes, leading to home truths being revealed and life-long friendships stretched to breaking point.

Gritty, gripping and witty, On The Line is a coming of age play for today exploring issues of cultural identity and barriers to social mobility, exposing the challenges faced by young people growing up in the current tough political environment.

19 January 7.00 pm £9 (£7.50) Stanley Arts Centre
12 S Norwood Hill, London SE25 6AB
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11 February 4.45 pm £13 (£11.50) VAULT Festival
Crescent, The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NN
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Image credit: Alex Brenner

Emilia Teglia has developed the play from an original idea by Cheyanne Thomson and Emily Johnston and their friends from Camden’s Action Youth Boxing Intervention in response to #Haters as part of our Creative Debate project. The story is based on their experiences.  The soundtrack with tunes by their favourite Drill and pop artists underscores their humour, bitterness and complexities.

Like ODD EYES’ previous work, On The Line deals with topical issues of cultural identity and barriers to social mobility, exposing the challenges faced by young people growing up in the current tough political environment.

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer & Director: Emilia Teglia

Tia performed by: Giorgia Valentino
Kai performed by: Zacchaeus Kayode

Assistant Producer: Andreea Tudose
Movement Director: Nevena Stojkov
Stage Manager / Lighting Designer: Nicolas Petersen-Gyongyosi
Assistant Stage Manager / Casting Assistant (Placement): Andreea Pieleanu

Marketing Assistant (Placement): Alara Koroglu
Administrator: Sara-Jane Kaba
Rehearsal photographer Alex Brenner
Marketing photographers: Paul Grieve and Giorgia Valentino


Image credit: Paul Grieve | Design: Max Batty

OUR AUDIENCE SAID:

‘A play of the 21st century in “Endz!”’ 

‘It is very different to any play you have probably seen and is very interesting.’ 

An in-depth look into wealth, class and the age of Gen-Z. The themes of class division with a flash of police were extremely resonant with the current climate. (Jack Edwards, Programme and events assistant at Richmix, attending Tower Theatre sharing)

‘Congratulations Odd Eyes Theatre on another great show. Your production of On The Line was enjoyable from the fun beginning, dramatic middle, to the heart-warming end. A great story of teenage friendship.’ 

 

TOUR

Interested in bringing On The Line to your theatre venue or school in 2023?
Find out more here and email Sara-Jane at [email protected] to request more information.

 

PLAY TEXT

ON THE LINE is a great play for audition monologues and drama groups.

You can buy a copy of the play here.

Discounts on bulk orders for drama group apply.  Contact [email protected] to place your order.

What people think

“It is very different to any play you have probably seen and is very interesting.” (Audience at On The Line sharing, Barons Court Theatre)

“A play of the 21st century in “Endz!”” (Young audience member at On The Line sharing)

“A smart well written and directed piece of spoken word narrative theatre” (Adrian Jackson, about #Haters)

“Stunning, was just stunning. What Emilia’s done to this production is sort of ground level, in the sense that she’s taken us completely to Shaw and his critique about being ‘other’.” (Bonnie Greer about Pygmalion)

“A strong production that is definitely worth seeing.” (Remote Goat about Pygmalion)


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