When They Go Low

In partnership with National Theatre Connections


Social media is in a frenzy over pictures of Sarah at a party on the weekend – no one knows quite what she got up to. When Miss Reef lectures the girls on taking more responsibility for their actions, Louise becomes enraged that the boys who took the pictures aren’t made accountable too. She wages war on the misogyny but when she threatens school stalwart Scott and his claim to the School Captain title, things get very nasty. A website appears, rating the girls on their appearance and shaming them for their actions…


The National Theatre Connections festival is a celebration of young people, theatre-making and the importance of access to the arts. Each year ten new plays are commissioned for young people to perform, bringing together exciting writers and the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

GLYPT are excited to be participating in our first NT Connections with the Greenwich Seniors, an ensemble of local young people, reflective of the diverse communities in Woolwich today.

Whilst rehearsing When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell, the company have explored the text and its ideas of identity, gender and empowerment using choral speaking, movement, character and circumstance to create a unique production which places the actor at the heart of theatre-making.

“When they go low, we go high!”