Shows and Events

NT Connections Festival: Age is Revolting (double bill)

Saturday 23rd March

About the show

When a group of school kids rebel against their boring music lesson they hit the wrong note and magically transform into their 80 year-old selves…and now live in a care home. Suddenly age, and their understanding of it, feels very relevant as they begin to confusedly navigate their way back to the present; no longer older, but maybe just a little wiser.

Performed by: Longfield Hall Young Company

Written by: Abi Zakarian

Writer biography: Abi Zakarian is an award-winning British-Armenian playwright. Some of her recent plays include: Found, produced by 45North for their Written on the Waves series of audio plays. She is a co-founder of the horror theatre company Terrifying Women, and also created and hosts the UK Armenian Creatives group.

Cast List

Dina Salah Ali-Ahmed – Toy
Leila De-Antoni Beaton – Miss Manoukian
Emma Davis – Arshaluys
Skye Gnahore – Barney’s Mum
Izaiah Hudson – Barney
Laura Kabba – Nina
Kevena-Nicole Kennedy – Carer/Classmate
Kyra Knibbs-Curtis – Rachel
Sebastian Kraska – Bob/Grandad
Vanessa Mendoza Ossa – Arpi
Skye McPherson – Amoy
Kristhy Mier -Toy/Albert
Julianah Orimogunje – Carer
Elvie Read – Mo
Mesgana Solomon – Toy
Shaiel Williams – Toy
Sienna-Lee Williamson – Takush/Classmate
Owen Woghiren – Ernie


Director – Shanice Sewell
Director – Oliver Yellop
Assistant Director – Stephanie Abadom Stevens
Producer – Jessica Alade
Assistant Producer – Louis Raghunathan
Production – Chance MacKenzie
Production – Gbemileke Fashugba

Age Guidance: 11+

Content Warnings: Strong language, death and dying.