The Other School: -a psychological new musical from the writer of Departure Lounge.
Polly and Kester Parish are bored of first days. It's their fifth new school in five years thanks to Mum's job. This school is a bit different though. Every student seems to have suffered a random freaky accident. Some of them enjoy snapping their limbs and slamming their fingers in doors. That Headmistress is definitely not all there, not to mention the creepy Caretaker. Welcome to The Other School - once you’re in the system it'll never let you leave!
Originally commissioned by National Youth Music Theatre, The Other School enjoyed a sell-out run at the St James Theatre in 2013.
Dougal Irvine was commissioned by NYMT in September 2012. Dominic Marsh came on board as co-scriptwriter in October 2012. The first draft was completed in December 2012. The show was developed through readings and workshops throughout 2013 and was given a week run at the St James Theatre, London, in August 2013 produced by NYMT. It had a cast size of 25 and a band of 8.