by Jack Thorne
'Who'd want to join in building a fucking playground.'
It's 1979, rubbish is on the streets of Bristol, and it's tricky being Fiz. She's thirteen, she's got no money, her sister's pregnant and her mum thinks she's a waste of space...
Rick remembers what it's like to be a teenager. So he thinks it won't take much to get a bunch of kids to help him build a playground out of junk.
He's wrong. It takes everything he's got. But when it's finished, it's going to be something. It's going to be everything...
Jack Thorne's honest and witty Junkyard, with music by Stephen Warbeck, premiered in 2017 in a co-production between Headlong, Bristol Old Vic, Rose Theatre Kingston and Theatr Clwyd, and directed by Jeremy Herrin.
Extra Content: Jack Thorne on the true story behind the playground that features in Junkyard, and his own dad's role in creating it. 'These places do captivate kids in a way that nowhere else does. Yet they are probably now under their greatest threat.' Read more in The Guardian.