"Takes a candid look at young people's relationship with their elders, mixing humour with a deeper contemplation of life and death… delicately outspoken writing." —Broadway World
"[A] short, sharp shock of a play... youth theatre at its most mature, and most dazzling." —Guardian
Two teenagers sneak into an old man's home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children.
James Fritz's play The Fall takes a funny, moving and candid look at young people's relationships to older people, confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing crises of housing and care.
It was commissioned and premiered by the National Youth Theatre at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 2016, and revived at Southwark Playhouse in 2018.