6 Nov - 22 Nov 2014 For ages 13+

A Unicorn / Synergy Theatre Project production

Girls Like That

The problem with girls like that is they ruin it for everyone. The problem with girls like that is they give all girls a bad name.

  • By Evan Placey
  • Directed by Esther Baker
  • Designed by Katy McPhee
  • Sound designed by Sarah Weltman
  • Lighting designed by Tony Simpson
  • Performed by Leona Allen, April Hughes, Shazia Nicholls, Dominique Olowu, Carrie Rock and Danielle Vitalis

The problem with girls like that is they ruin it for everyone. The problem with girls like that is they give all girls a bad name.

A naked photo of Scarlett goes viral. Rumours spread across smartphones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. But how long can Scarlett remain silent? And why isn't it the same for boys?

Girls Like That is an urgent and explosive play that explores gender equality and the pressures on today's digital generation. 

Contains strong language.

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Travel warning

If you're travelling to us on the weekend of 8/9 Nov, please be aware that the area will be very busy due to the Lord Mayor's Show and Remembrance Sunday. Please allow sufficient time for your journey. 

★★★★ 'It deserves to be widely seen by teenage audiences. And by their parents too, who will probably flinch...'


'It's as technically adroit and inflamed a piece as I've seen all year, funny and shockingly frank'


For schools (Suitable for Year 9+)

Basic ticket price
£10 per pupil (1 teacher FREE per 10 tickets booked).

Early Bird Offer
£7.50 per ticket if you book for two different shows before the end of July.

Multi-show offer
£8.50 per ticket if you book for 2 different shows from August onwards.

To book, please contact our Box Office team on 020 7645 0560 or fill out a booking form and return it to schools@unicorntheatre.com.

Teacher CPD, Thu 16 Oct 4.30-7pm
Our free twilight teacher-training sessions offer practical ways in to exploring productions back at school and linking them to the KS3/4/5 English and Drama frameworks. Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com to book a place.

Download the Teacher Resource Pack
Our in-depth resource packs contain useful information about the show and flexible drama-based schemes of work that are designed to deepen your students' engagement with the theatre experience before and after your visit. 

In-school workshops available (£120 per class)
Our practical and experiential pre-show workshops are an introduction to the ideas, themes and characters in the show. Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com to book.

Find out more
You can find out more about our schools' programme here. To request a copy of our Primary or Secondary Schools' brochure or to be added to our teacher mailing list, please contact schools@unicorntheatre.com.

Find out more about the show

Our free post-show Insights offer audience members the opportunity to ask questions in response to the show during an informal Q&A session with the actors and creative team. These will take place after all morning and matinee performances.

Synergy Theatre Project works with prisoners, ex-prisoners and young people at risk of offending. 

Girls Like That
was jointly commissioned and first produced by Birmingham Rep, Theatre Royal Plymouth and West Yorkshire Playhouse and was first performed 12 Jul 2013 at Birmingham Rep, 18 Jul 2013 at West Yorkshire Playhouse and 14 Aug 2013 at Theatre Royal Plymouth.


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