Paston College drama students travel back in time to stage gritty 80s play The Road

Paston College's production of The Road. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE

Paston College's production of The Road. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE - Credit: Archant

A challenging play bringing to life conditions in a Northern town in the 1980s was the latest production from an award winning student drama group.

Paston College production of The Road. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE

Paston College production of The Road. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE - Credit: Archant

Far East Youth Theatre Group performed Jim Cartwright's Road, to a packed audience at Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham.

The gritty, fast moving, action packed play highlights the hardship of having little money, no work and very little hope.

Sam Thompson's Scullery guided the audience down the Road, showing the lives of different characters and how they are affected.

A large cast including Daisy Wilson, Alice Digby and Matilda Bailes all gave strong performances showed the strength in acting depth at Paston.

Paston College's production of The Road. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE

Paston College's production of The Road. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE - Credit: Archant


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The play, directed by Dawn Finnerty draws on many contemporary issues with people in the UK relying on foodbanks, facing homelessness, mental health problems or discrimination.

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