Wow. It’s easy to forget or dismiss the trauma of schooldays. Butterfly Catcher, from Luton’s Next Generation Youth Theatre, reminded us of the pressures and passions, the discoveries and expectations with a brutal yet articulate and utterly true need that was heart-breaking and shaming to those who no longer remember. Ostensibly a love story, this musical theatre piece was so much more – a snapshot of the hothouse of hormones and expectations piled up upon each other, barely leaving space to breathe in the crush. Passionately performed by a totally invested and talented cast. Do see it for a snapshot of this generation’s ‘Brick In The Wall’.
The Basement: The Pit, 26 May 2015