CYTO Summer Productions

This term's theme is internet and social media safety with productions of:

Act One and Two - "Gone Viral"

Our two youngest groups are collaborating on an outrageous devised play about the internet. Written by Daisy Barrett-Nash and the companies.  

When a group of young people are sucked into the internet, they have to battle their way through video games, trolls, fake news and a dreaded internet virus in order to get home in time for dinner!

There will be an informal sharing for parents/guardians and friends and by invitation only on Friday 15th July at 5pm.

Act Three - "When They Go Low" by Natalie Mitchell 

When social media goes into a frenzy over pictures of a girl at a party, Louise's teacher lectures all the schoolgirls on taking more responsibility for their actions. Enraged that it's them getting reprimanded – and not the boys who took the pictures – Louise wages war on the school's systemic misogyny.

Natalie Mitchell's play "When They Go Low" explores everyday feminism, consent and the changing face of teenage sexuality in an online world. Is it always true that 'when they go low, we should go high'?

Young Company - "Chatroom" by Enda Walsh

A chilling, black-comic tale of manipulation, cyberbullying and adolescent insecurity.


In a quiet corner of the internet, a group of bored, restless teenagers spend their time deconstructing children's literature and the messages in modern pop music. But when a new member joins to share his depression and thoughts of suicide, the conversation takes a darker turn.

CYTO Summer Sizzle

8th to 20th August 

For CYTO's Summer Sizzle, two groups, aged 8-11 years and 12-15 years, will each devise a brand new 45-minute play with the support of a director and a playwright.


Our 16-19 year olds will  be mentored in lighting, sound, set design and construction, costume, marketing and box office.


8th-12th August at 10-5pm

15th-18th August at 10-5pm

19th August at 2-9pm

20th August at 2-9.30pm 


Performances on Saturday 20th August at 3pm and 7pm



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Shoestring Theatre​

Oakley Road, South Norwood

SE25 4XG



Registered Charity: 1077861

Company No: 03572226  

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email: andrewmcpherson@cyto.org.uk 

or call:  020 8655 1098

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