Sherman Youth Theatre

Chat Back


Written by David Judge

Directed by Ashley Cummings



23 April 2022

Further details

  • Space: Main House
  • Duration: Approx. 60 minutes
Important information

Please note that this performance deals with adult themes, contains strong language and scenes and references some audience members may find distressing or upsetting. The performance also contains flashing lights, strobe lighting and haze.

The words in this play come thick and fast, in rhythm and rhyme, delivered like a paintball machine gun painting a multi-coloured landscape from a palette that is bleak, honest, raw, exciting, energised and unwavering in its intention to talk truth to power

Sherman Youth Theatre presents Chat Back, a play about the underclass – all those young people who are so ‘bad’, disempowered, alienated, ostracized, and abandoned – that even on the last day of school they still find themselves in detention.

We watch a snapshot of the lives of each individual (across a summer holiday of Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings) as they negotiate their way around the obstacles en route to discovering their identity, their economic power or lack of, their lyrical dexterity or lack of, and the meaning of in their lives, revealed through their desires, hopes and fears.

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