The Core

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Five years later, headmistress Sarah visits ex-pupil Carly, who now has a child.

By Mike Bartlett.

Five years later and headmistress Sarah visits ex-pupil Carly who now has a child.

Sarah's life has changed forever and she has plans for Carly's future.

Sarah...Juliet Stevenson

Carly...

Alex Tregear

Director Claire Grove.

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Carly is a bright 13-year-old who goes to the Coalforth School in Berkshire.

By Mike Bartlett.

Carly is a bright thirteen year old who goes to the Coalforth School in Berkshire.

The school has not being doing well, but it has just recruited Sarah Parkinson, a new head with energy and vision.

Exploring the hot topic of education The Core is about the impact of current policies on those going through the system.

We follow Carly and Sarah into the future and it's not what we, or they, expect.

Sarah...Juliet Stevenson

Carly...

Alex Tregear

Director Claire Grove

Mike Bartlett is one of the most thought-provoking playwrights in Britain today.

Mike's Earthquakes In London received critical acclaim at the National Theatre last year and he has new play '13' opens at the NT this October.

My Child (2007) and Cock (2009) for the Royal Court both received outstanding reviews and in 2007 Mike's 'Not Talking' for R3 scooped the Imison and Tinniswood Awards for best newcomer and best play on radio.

Of Not Talking the papers said:

"An astonishingly piece of mature writing.ambitious, troubling and true.

A Sony nomination at the very least should be his".

Guardian

"Brilliant..Bartlett's use of dialogue is stunning" Times

"Fierce strong frank and convincing".

Daily Telegraph

"Compulsive storytelling" Financial Times

"Excellent." Observer.

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Carly has won a place at Oxford University.

She gets called to her headmistress's office.

By Mike Bartlett.

Carly is eighteen and she has won a place at Oxford University.

She gets called to her headmistress's office to discuss her future, and it's not what she expects.

Sarah...Juliet Stevenson

Carly...

Alex Tregear

Director Claire Grove.

0320110907

Carly is 23.

She goes to her old school to visit her ex-headmistress Sarah.

By Mike Bartlett.

She has come back home to live in Berkshire.

Sarah...Juliet Stevenson

Carly...

Alex Tregear

Director Claire Grove.

0420110908

Five years later, headmistress Sarah and ex-pupil Carly bump into each other in the street

By Mike Bartlett.

Five years later and headmistress Sarah and ex-pupil Carly bump into each other in the street.

Carly is angry and Sarah isn't sure why.

Sarah...Juliet Stevenson

Carly...

Alex Tregear

Director Claire Grove.