Black and white image of girl and boy sitting on a wall. The girl holds a green fishing rod. The boy holds a pink cocktail. A tower block looms in the background.

On The Line

‘We stick out like nits on a baldie’s head in these endz. It’s gonna be like three seconds before they stop and search us.’

When inner city teenagers Tia and Kai find themselves living it up in their rich schoolmate’s mansion, they think their day can’t get any better. Until a priceless fishing fly vanishes, leading to home truths being revealed and life-long friendships stretched to breaking point.

Gritty, gripping and witty, On The Line is a coming of age play for today exploring issues of cultural identity and barriers to social mobility, exposing the challenges faced by young people growing up in the current tough political environment.

Emilia Teglia has developed the play from an original idea by Cheyanne Thomson and Emily Johnston and their friends from Camden’s Action Youth Boxing Intervention in response to #Haters as part of Odd Eyes Theatre’s  Creative Debate project. The story is based on their experiences.  The soundtrack with tunes by their favourite Drill and pop artists underscores their humour, bitterness and complexities.

Like ODD EYES’ previous work, On The Line deals with topical issues of cultural identity and barriers to social mobility, exposing the challenges faced by young people growing up in the current tough political environment.

After a stage of research and development including sharing at Barons Court Theatre and secondary schools, the play will be opening at Camden People’s Theatre on 29 November 2022.

BOOK TICKETS

Inspirational, superb and magnificent!

Audience Feedback at sharing

This is the best performance that has come to our school. Normally, everyone laughs and takes the piss at the other performances but this time everyone was paying attention.

School Student feedback

An in-depth look into wealth, class and the age of Gen-Z. The themes of class division with a flash of police were extremely resonant with the current climate. (Jack Edwards, Programme and events assistant at Richmix, at sharing)

Extremely riveting! I loved every second!! Excellent!!!”

School Student Audience Feedback

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