IF NOT NOW, WHEN?, by Isabel Hague, played in the Dorfman Theatre at the National Theatre in July 2019, as part of NT New Views.
New Views is the National Theatre’s annual playwriting programme for 14-19 year olds, in which hundreds of young people across the nation are invited to write plays, with mentoring from professional writers throughout the process. 8 shortlisted plays are given a play reading at the NT, and 1 play is selected for production by a professional cast, crew and creative team. 16 year-old Isabel, from Barnsley, was the 2019 recipient of the production.
IF NOT NOW, WHEN? explores Liam’s turbulent relationship with his sister Chelsey. Liam is misusing alcohol but Chelsey sees his potential. In a world fractured by their family’s past, Chelsey and Liam try to piece together their future.
For more information about NT New Views, please visit their website, here.
Writer: Isabel Hague
Design: Grace Venning
Lighting Design: Paul Knott
Sound Design: Beth Duke
Jack Bandeira, Josh Barrow, Janine Mellor, Rakhee Sharma, Emily Stott, Matthew Wilson
Production photos by Emma Hare: