Students tackle explosive play at Derby Theatre

Undergraduate Theatre Arts students rehearsing their show.
Undergraduate Theatre Arts students rehearsing their show.

The University of Derby Theatre Arts presents Girls Like That at Derby Theatre from February 5-7.

Written by Evan Placey, this is an urgent and explosive new play that explores the pressure on young people today in the wake of advancing technology.

Presented by second year Theatre Arts students, directed by Amanda Wallace and co-directed by Ava Hunt, Girls Like That explores gender equality, the fragility of friendship and the pressures on today’s digital generation.

When a naked photograph of Scarlett goes viral, rumours run wild. Everyone is quick to judge, yet Scarlett remains silent.

The friends Scarlett has grown up with become her worst enemies. But when a picture of a naked boy pings

its way through cyberspace, the reaction is not the same.

Tickets to see Girls Like That are £11, concessions £8, University of Derby students £5, schools £8 (with every 11thticket free).

For more information and to book tickets call the box office on 01332 593939 or online at

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