written by Fionnuala Kennedy
Young Dramatic Arts
Hunt is about a group of Belfast teenagers playing their version of hide and seek.
Their version entails ‘borrowing’ objects from their neighbours back gardens, and ‘dumping’ them at the ‘box’ without being caught, by either the official pursuers or the neighbours who’s gardens they are infringing upon – hence the chances of being caught are twofold.
The more outlandish and extraordinary the object and the more difficult to acquire it is, the more kudos you score. The thing is, nearly all of these teenagers are far too old to play this ‘kids’ game, and it’s February, it’s freezing and there’s a storm coming, but Jo wants to impress James, the boy from her new school, he’s not from round here and she’s not from round there.
Their fledgling relationship represents a bridge across a class divide. So begrudgingly, the ‘band’ gets back together, for one last game. However, this could be the worst decision of their tiny lives as little do they know that the rumours about the strange, predatory ‘Man in the Van’ are true and the even stranger, dangerous, the one everyone has been warned to stay away from, ‘Mad’ Danielle is back on the block.
This is a hunt they will never forget.
WRITTEN BY Fionnuala Kennedy
DIRECTED BY Allanah Scully and Niambh Doolan
SET + COSTUME DESIGN BY Niambh Doolan and Emma Kelleher
About Young Dramatic Arts…
Young Dramatic Arts is a Youth Theatre Company based in Clonskeagh, Co.Dublin with students ranging from 15-19 from all parts of the city. Check them out on Instagram / Facebook
Running time : 60mins