Boundless Theatre today announce Tanya Burr, will star in a major revival of Judy Upton’s Confidence. First performed in 1998 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Artistic Director of Boundless, Rob Drummer, will direct Burr in the role of Ella.
Mixtapes, Argos catalogue Christmas lists, VHS. Crop tops, chokers, disposable cameras, Boundless Theatre is bringing the 90s back. As another summer season on the seafront gets underway Ella is turning up the heat in a high stakes game to get as far away as possible. Whilst Ruby keeps the café going and Dean mans the ice cream kiosk Ella learns there’s no fast track to success.
‘If you’re not interested in earning a new pair of Nikes by the end of the day…complete designer wardrobe by the end of the week…all the beers you can drink…if you don’t want to meet Uma Thurman…then okay, stay here, as King of the Slackers, that’s fine by me.’
Confidence, will explode back on to stage, for a new generation of dreamers.
Artistic Director of Boundless, Rob Drummer says: ‘Rediscovering Judy’s play in the context of 2018 and looking at the legacy of 90s youth culture is an exciting prospect. In the hedonism of the 90s and the changing tide of political optimism did young people get what they want? For a new generation now, we want to see what has changed and why instilling confidence in young people to take up space and have a voice matters more than ever.
Confidence is at Southwark Playhouse 23rd May – 16th June 2018.