Preview: If This is Normal at The New Normal Festival

If This Is Normal at The New Normal Fest
If This Is Normal at The New Normal Fest

After last year’s critically acclaimed World Premiere of If This Is Normal at the Edinburgh Fringe, Chatback Theatre will bring this new play about the sexual experiences of young adults in a world of information overload and weaponised language to The New Normal Festival 2020 for a one -off outdoor performance.

Siblings Madani and Maryam – and their best friend Alex – have grown up bombarded by podcasts, porn and politics.

Meeting as kids in Kilburn, siblings Madani, Maryam and school mate Alex hit it off from the moment they meet. 10 years later kids’ playful chats about ninja turtles and bobble pens have been kicked out by teen opinions powered by what they Twitter and YouTube. Still, best friends can talk about anything.

So why are there suddenly so many unspoken thoughts between the three?

A play about sex, difficult conversations and growing up in the modern world.

The New Normal Festival 2020 is an outdoor arts event organised by director Sean Turner to create a home for shows that lost out on opportunities including Edinburgh Fringe and VAULT Festival due to the impact of Coronavirus. It’s a celebration of theatre, music, improvisation, magic and comedy. Hosted by Le Gothique at the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth London from 3rd – 31st August 2020.

If This is Normal, written by Lucy Danser, runs at The New Normal Festival on 13th August 2020.  Tickets are on sale here.

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