‘We stick out like balls on a bulldog in these endz. It’s gonna be like three seconds before they stop and search us.’
When inner city teenagers Tia and Kai find themselves living it up in their rich schoolmate’s mansion, they think their day can’t get any better. Until a priceless fishing fly vanishes, leading to home truths being revealed and life-long friendships stretched to breaking point.
Gritty, gripping and witty, On The Line is a coming of age play for today exposing the challenges faced by young people growing up in the current tough political environment.
Emilia Teglia has developed the play with participants to Camden’s Action Youth Boxing Intervention as part of Odd Eyes Theatre’ Creative Debate project. The story is based on their experiences. The soundtrack with tunes by their favourite Drill and pop artists underscores their humour, bitterness and complexities.
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Funny, tense and almost painfully pertinent.
Cast & Creative Team Credits
Writer & Director: Emilia Teglia
Tia performed by: Giorgia Valentino
Kai performed by: Zacchaeus Kayode
Assistant Producer: Andreea Tudose
Movement Director: Nevena Stojkov
Stage Manager / Lighting Designer: Nicolas Petersen-Gyongyosi
Assistant Stage Manager / Casting Assistant (Placement): Andreea Pieleanu
Marketing Assistant (Placement): Alara Koroglu
Administrator: Sara-Jane Kaba
Rehearsal photographer Alex Brenner
Marketing photographers: Paul Grieve and Giorgia Valentino
Design: Max Batty
The production has been possible thanks to support from Arts Council England, Hackney Council, Clothworkers Foundation.