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NT Connections Festival - Model Behaviour performed by Stage Goons

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Presented by Pitlochry Festival Theatre and NT Connections

Model Behaviour by Jon Brittain
performed by Stage Goons

When Mr Smallwood announces that his Politics Year Group are going to spend an entire day role-playing what it’s like to be a delegate at the United Nations, the keenest pupil in the class, Ronnie, is delighted. Everyone else in the class isn’t and they quickly exhibit their contempt for the project.

What should be one of Ronnie’s most memorable days at school – a personal triumph as he displays his diplomatic and intellectual prowess, for the benefit of the whole of humanity – instead looks set to explode into a thermo-nuclear car crash of a day.

A fast-paced comic, white-knuckle-ride through the rollercoaster of personal (playground) politics played out against the backdrop of the world stage.

Jon Brittain is a playwright, television writer and director. His plays include Rotterdam (Evening Standard Charles Wintour nomination for Most Promising Playwright; Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre) at Theatre503, Trafalgar Studio, 59E59 in New York and the Arts Theatre in the West End; Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho (also director) at the Edinburgh Festival and in the West End; Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) (also on tour; Fringe First Award) at the Edinburgh Festival. As director, work includes Baby Reindeer (Olivier and Fringe First winning production); and John Kearns’ Fosters Award-winning shows Sight Gags for Perverts and Shtick.

He has also directed shows for many other comedians including Tom Allen and Tom Rosenthal. He was a staff writer on series three of The Crown and is currently developing A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) for TV.

Suggested content guidance:
Suitable for all ages
• Some moderate language.