By Polly Stenham
Director Lee Lewis

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 6 Feb – 14 Mar 2010

    Henry’s dropped out of school, Mia’s been expelled, dad’s in Hong Kong with a young new wife, and mum’s an alcoholic mess. That’s where Polly Stenham’s remarkable debut play begins. It ends in a thrilling showdown between destruction and regeneration.

    That Face is Gen Y’s revenge on the Baby Boomers. Stenham was 19 when she wrote it and 20 when it wowed audiences at London’s acclaimed Royal Court Theatre in 2007. She’s created a mesmerising eruption of humour and cruelty, wisdom and insolence. There’s a touch of the classic about this play – the age-old battle between parents and their children to own the future. And in Martha, the mother of the family, Stenham has written a captivating theatrical monster to compete with the best of them.

    Lee Lewis directs Susie Porter in her Company B debut, and Emily Barclay and Marcus Graham make their return to Belvoir St. Polly Stenham’s ferocious and moving play is their task.


    By Polly Stenham
    Director Lee Lewis
    Set Design Brian Thomson
    Costume Design Alice Babidge
    Lighting Design Verity Hampson
    Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
    Voice Coach Danielle Roffe
    Fight Director Scott Witt
    Original Drawings Pip Runciman
    Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
    Assistant Stage Manager Amy Morcam


    Emily Barclay
    Krew Boylan
    Kenji Fitzgerald
    Marcus Graham
    Laura Hopkinson
    Susie Porter


    Production images by Brett Boardman
    Rehearsal images by Brett Boardman


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