Comedy about female friendship comes to VAULT Festival

Award-winning writer Tamar Broadbent and Emma Pritchard’s debut play Split runs 28 February – 04 March. Written and performed by this multi-talented duo and directed by Sara Joyce (Old Vic 12), Split is a story about teenage friendship, growing up and finding out who you are through the eyes of someone else.

It’s 2002. Charlotte and Ellie meet on the first day of secondary school. Charlotte’s skirt is too big. Ellie is embarrassed about a verruca in her past. A friendship begins.

Spanning five years and set to a millennium soundtrack, Split plunges you into a world of nostalgia as it brings to life the pages of your diary you hoped your mum would never find. When Charlotte just wants to be normal and Ellie just wants to be noticed, can their friendship survive this world of teenage trauma?

From the writers: “Who said love, obsession and heartbreak were reserved for romance? Split was inspired by a joint realisation that so much of who we are now was defined by what we experienced as teenage girls: discovering sex (sort of), watching our bodies change before our eyes and, above all, the rollercoaster ride that comes with young female friendship. That intense, all-consuming first love in a way that was both completely golden… and shattering. Split is here to prove that teenage girls aren’t all tears and tribulations – they are brilliant, brave, endlessly entertaining and the stakes have never been higher.”


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