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Advice for the Young at Heart

By Roy Williams
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It's 2011 and 1958: London is rioting. Candice is ordered by her gang-leading boyfriend to lure Clint into a honeytrap. Haunted by her grandfather's mistakes, she stands at a crossroads. Will she do as she's told, or will she learn to be true to herself before history repeats itself? Commissioned and developed by Theatre Centre, Advice for the Young at Heart examines the unrest of summer 2011 against the backdrop of the 1958 race riots in Notting Hill, exploring themes of race, family and misguided loyalty.

Original production

Opening night: 
Original Cast:
Alix Ross Candice
Matt Bradley-Robinson Sam
Adrian Richards Clint
Joe Stamp Kenny
Production Team:
Natalie Wilson Director
Emma Wee Designer
Helen Skiera Composer / Sound Designer
Charlie Lucas Lighting Designer
Lucy Cullingford Movement Director
Rachel Bown-Williams Fight Director
Ruth Cooper-Brown Fight Director
Lin Coghlan Dramaturg


Title Year Publisher NT Library
Advice for the Young at Heart 2013 Methuen Drama No

Union Catalogue

Link Series Reference Archive Info
Playscript MPS 13352 British Library