Being a teenager is hard enough, without falling in love – especially when everyone seems to be against you.

So when Maria falls for Matt, in the aftermath of her brother’s stabbing, no-one seems to take their relationship seriously. Matt’s too short and looks like a hobbit – and is it really safe for Maria to leave the house? When a local gang start talking about revenge, can Matt and Maria really risk being together or are they simply too young to love?

Exploring the range of problems that affect young people in the modern world, Tanika Gupta’s play is a comic and poignant tale about what it means to be a teenager in love.

Tanika’s previous plays include an adaptation of Harold Brighouse’s Hobson’s Choice set in an Asian tailor’s shop for The Young Vic; Sanctuary and Waiting Room for the National Theatre and Gladiator Games at the Sheffield Crucible and Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • The small studio theatre at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455
  • Phone: 0121 245 2000
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Hii x
I'm going to be in this play and I can't wait, this is a great opportunity. Tanika Gupta is a great writer and she's writing for us, wow I am soooo excited xxx