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The Changing Room: About the Production

The Changing Room by Chris Bush is a lyrical piece about existing on the cusp of growing up.

Are we teenagers? Are we children? What are we? It’s about bodies in flux and perspectives shifting; knowing change is coming but not what that change will look like. Set in and around a swimming pool, The Changing Room follows a group of teens full of excitement, impatience and uncertainty, each with their own secret worries and desires for what comes next.

Cherwell Theatre Company's production of The Changing Room, written by playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker Chris Bush, is a play performed by young people at Woodgreen outdoor pool, Banbury. The play is presented as a promenade theatre piece where the audience are guided around a space by actors. CTC strives to make work which feels immersive and engaging for our local community and that often means staging it in non traditional theatre spaces. In the past CTC have produced promenade theatre with young people at local landmark Broughton Castle, more recently in parks and marketplaces and even underneath Banbury Town Hall, in the decommissioned nuclear bunker.

The Changing Room is set in a swimming pool environment to explore themes of transition, growing up and body image in a setting that feels universal and relatable for young people and their families. CTC continues to produce ambitious and innovative theatre settings and by staging the play in a real leisure centre, rather than on stage as many others have done, helps to immerse the audience in the world of the play and journey with the characters who are growing up as the play unfolds. Our young performers will be navigating through locker rooms, dance studios and the swimming pool areas as they tell their story.

CTC's presentation of The Changing Room - a performance by young people, is bound to be a truly unique experience for our young actors and their audience alike.

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