Face

By Benjamin Zephaniah.

An adaptation of his novel, Face which looks at discrimination through the lead character of Martin, who becomes disfigured in a car accident.

Martin is on top of the world.

He is popular - especially with the girls, confident and funny and a good gymnast.

His girlfriend Natalie is proud of him.

He's doing some modelling and is a wow at Dancemania a local RAP club.

But life, as Martin is about to find out, has a habit of throwing the unexpected at you.

One night he accepts a lift from Apache, a member of the Raider's Posse gang, known for their outlandish activities.

The car crashes and Martin wakes up in the burns unit of the local hospital - his whole face swollen.

In hospital he meets Anthony who has severe facial disfigurements and has had eight operations.

Anthony is an inspiration to Martin.

He helps him come to terms with the change in attitudes of his friends when he leaves hospital.

Benjamin Zephaniah is an award winning poet, playwright and novelist who lives in LONDON.

Martin....Daniel Scott-CrOXFORD Matthew....Lee Turnbull Natalie....Amy Scarth Marica /Margaret....Ayesha Antoine Anthony....Sheldon Yates Apache/Mr Hewitt....Daniel Poyser Dr Owens....Barbara Marten Mum....Ellen Thomas Tony....Rob Pickavance

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By Benjamin Zephaniah.

An adaptation of his novel, Face which looks at discrimination through the lead character of Martin, who becomes disfigured in a car accident.

Martin is on top of the world.

He is popular - especially with the girls, confident and funny and a good gymnast.

His girlfriend Natalie is proud of him.

He's doing some modelling and is a wow at Dancemania a local RAP club.

But life, as Martin is about to find out, has a habit of throwing the unexpected at you.

One night he accepts a lift from Apache, a member of the Raider's Posse gang, known for their outlandish activities.

The car crashes and Martin wakes up in the burns unit of the local hospital - his whole face swollen.

In hospital he meets Anthony who has severe facial disfigurements and has had eight operations.

Anthony is an inspiration to Martin.

He helps him come to terms with the change in attitudes of his friends when he leaves hospital.

Benjamin Zephaniah is an award winning poet, playwright and novelist who lives in LONDON.

Martin....Daniel Scott-CrOXFORD Matthew....Lee Turnbull Natalie....Amy Scarth Marica /Margaret....Ayesha Antoine Anthony....Sheldon Yates Apache/Mr Hewitt....Daniel Poyser Dr Owens....Barbara Marten Mum....Ellen Thomas Tony....Rob PickavanceWhen Martin accepts a lift from gang member Apache - his life changes forever.

When handsome gymnast Martin accepts a lift from gang member Apache - his life changes forever.

Stars Daniel Scott-Croxford.

When Martin accepts a lift from gang member Apache - his life changes forever.