Preview: Thomas at VAULT Festival

Thomas VAULT Festival
Thomas VAULT Festival

Snapper Theatre presents a new comedy-drama about growing up, fitting in, and truly understanding one another…

Thomas has Asperger’s. David doesn’t. As these two boys struggle through the ups and downs of growing into men, Thomas explores the experience of living with this still often misunderstood condition, and loving those who are. As Thomas begins to thrive as he gets older, and David begins to struggle, this tender story asks the question – is there more to growing up than fitting in?

Robbie Curran, the writer of Thomas said “It’s fantastic to see that theatre is becoming more and more representative, however neurodiversity is an area which is often left out. I wanted to add a new and unique story to this discussion, and share my experience of growing up with Asperger’s, to present it in a new light”. Robbie is a Soho Theatre Young Writer and trained at the Oxford School of Drama.

All performances of Thomas will be relaxed. The audience can come and go as they need, make noise during the show, and the audience will be well-lit. There will be no strobe lighting, flashing lights, or sudden loud noises.

Snapper Theatre was founded in 2017 with the mission of amplifying unheard stories. Their focus is on prioritising voices currently underrepresented or misrepresented in the performing arts industry. Their debut show, Lobster, premiered at Theatre503 in January 2018, exposing the universal pressures on the millennial generation in an intimate and heart-breaking comedy.

Thomas is at VAULT Festival 23rd to 27th January 2019.

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