The Kids Are Alright

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Saturday 28 November 2020 at 9pm

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Presented by Fuel & Encounter

One night.
One take.
Watch now.

The Kids Are Alright explores the extraordinary grief of losing a child.

When a day trip to the Natural History Museum turns to tragedy, Karen and Keith return home alone. Behind their four walls they attempt to make sense of the unimaginable in ways as unpredictable as the incident itself. But how do you rebuild a family when a whole life has been sucked out of it? Dismantle a dog? Cruise the Algarve? Or fight to the death yourselves?

This film is the third act of The Kids Are Alright under lockdown restrictions. From open performances across council estates in London and Newcastle to adapting the show for both live and digital audiences, The Kids Are Alright will now be streamed to all in full HD on YouTube.

On what would have been our opening night in Deptford – the last day before second national lockdown – we ran the show on the Evelyn Estate and filmed our one take. The result intimately captures how, for a single hour, characters and residents co-existed as the performance became part of the place.

Watch as one broken couple explodes out of their home. And they couldn’t care less who’s watching.

Co-created by director & choreographer Jen Malarkey and writer Lee Mattinson.

Co-commissioned by Fuel and The Place. In partnership with The Albany, Lewisham Homes, Camden People’s Theatre, Northern Stage, and Byker Community Trust. The project is funded by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.



The recommended viewing age is 14+

The content and theme of the production may be upsetting for some audience members. The dialogue in the show contains references to self-harm, swearing and violence toward animals.

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The company does not feel the performance contains any health warnings.

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About Fuel & Encounter

Encounter are writer, Lee Mattinson and director/choreographer, Jen Malarkey. A pretty unlikely duo, from the different worlds of New Writing and Dance, they got together in a studio with some dancers and actors and started to combine their ideas.

Fuel work with brilliant artists to enable them to share their artistic vision. We develop and present an adventurous, playful and significant programme of live, digital, and multi-disciplinary work for a representative audience across the UK and beyond.  | Twitter: @fueltheatre | Instagram: fueltheatre | #TheKidsAreAlright

Image credit (c) Camilla Greenwell

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