‘There’s only so many times you’re called shit, before you start getting to believe it.’
It is estimated that around 100,000 children run away from home every year. Niall Ransome, member of Olivier Award winning Mischief Theatre Company, explores this important issue in FCUK’D: an alternative one man show, dealing with abandonment, loyalty, family, and the real experiences of young working-class lads in Britain today.
“Ransome’s FCUK’D, written entirely in verse, is brash and bold” Miro Magazine
FCUK’D tells the brutal and heartfelt story of a teenage boy who kidnaps his younger brother in an attempt to flee his decrepit council flat and escape his daily encounters with the authorities. This one-man show, written entirely in verse, switches between the innocence of childhood and the very real struggle of being Fcuk’d by an unfair system.
With only each other to rely on and with nowhere to turn, the boys must keep on the move to avoid being found and the consequences that this entails.
Playwright Niall Ransome comments, “For me, writing about what you know was essential and I’m interested in voices you don’t often hear in the theatre. I thought a lot about my own experiences at school in Hull and some of the young lads I grew up with. We cast judgement when we don’t know the full story. We ignore someone on the street or on the tube. We don’t take the time. We all have stories to tell, we’re all worthy and important and I feel that in a world of blockbuster movies and special effects we have a responsibility to still tell stories of real people”