The Beauty Manifesto

Medusa & National Theatre Connections @ Oxford Playhouse

Show Details

Thursday, 14 April, 2011

The Medusa Theatre Company - our Saturday young adult group (14-21 years) - have been chosen to take part in the prestigious National Theatre connections project. They have selected one of 10 brand new plays - which were commissioned by the NT for the groups taking part.

The Beauty Manifesto
by Nell Leyshon
Produced by Artemis Studios
In association with the National Theatre Connections project
Directed by Heather Wilson & Bradley Clapson

The world of The Beauty Manifesto is a world of extreme physical conformity, where teenagers celebrate their sixteenth birthdays with cosmetic surgery.

Jasmine and her sister Chloe are ambassadors for the manifesto and their father is the chief cosmetic surgeon. It is Silas' birthday and the time has come for his transformation. The problem is, Silas can think for himself and believes the manifesto is designed to make teenagers so unhappy about their bodies that they accept they need change.

The Beauty Manifesto explores living in a world of air brushed images and perfect bodies, and questions contemporary ideas of beauty.

The show features members of Artemis' teen theatre company 'Medusa', who will take the show to the Oxford Playhouse as part of the NT Connections event on 14th April. We would like to thank the Bracknell Youth Grants Scheme who helped sponsor the show and allowed us to give free tickets to under 18's.

Tickets can be purchased from The Oxford Playhouse box office directly.