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‘The Ordinariness of Her’ is a coming-of-age play about 16-year-old Megan Moore who feels stuck between caring for her mother and navigating new relationships. Performed by an ensemble cast, we see the unravelling of the sacrifices Megan makes.
She took me away from this world. Made me feel normal. That’s quite nice for Megan Moore who is always the strange lass at the bus stop with her arm out hoping the next 67 takes her some place she belongs.
The initial development of the play was funded by Wakefield Council and had a scratch performance at Vault Festival, 2022.
CAPA College are sector leaders in delivery of Performing & Creative Arts for 16–19-year-olds, awarded ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED (2022). We are commended on closing the gap, reducing educational inequalities in the Arts by providing free-full time training & additional opportunities that impact an individual’s social mobility, leading to places at the country’s top Arts conservatoires. Through our outreach programs ‘Charge’, our full-time training and performance companies' ‘Momentum’, we ensure that young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to resources that will enable them to consider further engagement or even a career in the Performing Arts. Momentum Theatre is one of the UK’s leading youth theatre companies. Its members were selected to perform in the prestigious National Theatre Connections festival at the Dorfman Theatre in 2018. Momentum Theatre is also the incumbent winner of the National Theatre New Views scriptwriting competition. It first won the competition in 2018 with Alice Schofield’s script ‘If We Were Older’ and held on to the title in 2019 with Isabel Hague’s ‘If Not Now, When?’ ‘If Not Now, When?’ went on to be performed at The Dorfman theatre and following this, CAPA College/Momentum Theatre secured funding from Arts Council England to produce an R&D tour, supported by the National Theatre and Civic, Barnsley. Her other projects include featuring in the ‘National Theatre Yearbook’ and Q&A for ‘The Inside Guide to Play Writing from the Old Vic’. She has been a panellist on the ‘New Views Masterclass’. With an appetite for the style of Isabel’s work we have now commissioned ‘The Ordinariness of Her’ which has had an initial week of R&D with 24 young people and dramaturgical support from Red Ladder Theatre Company.