When They Go Low
By Natalie Mitchell
Presented by Progress Youth Theatre
2-6 July 2019
Progress Youth Theatre bring When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell to the Progress Stage. It has been selected from the 2019 National Theatre Connections portfolio.
Social media is in a frenzy over pictures of Sarah at a party on the weekend – no one knows quite what she got up to. When Miss Reef lectures the girls on taking more responsibility for their actions, Louise becomes enraged that the boys who took the pictures aren’t made accountable too. She wages war on the misogyny but when she threatens school stalwart Scott and his claim to the School Captain title, things get very nasty. A website appears, rating the girls on their appearance and shaming them for their actions.
When They Go Low is about everyday feminism and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. When they go low, we go high.