Getting Through

by Nona Shepphard and Bryony Lavery


Age Advice: 9 - 13

Getting Through was a musical, which was part of a project which Theatre Centre developed in conjunction with two writers and directors, Nona Shepphard and Bryony Lavery in autumn 1985. This play toured schools in Britain, presented to audiences of 9 to 13 year olds.

In Getting Through the central character is very boyish and different – while there are three other girls who are very conformist. She befriends a cleaner at school and contacts people in a parallel world who understand her problems. Much like the play Over and Out which is parallel to this, sharing the same characters and story but differing in setting.


Caz: Nicola Kathrens
Boy: Janys Chambers
Lady Cleaner: Sue Hill
Silk willoughby: Sandra Vacciana
Musician: Julie Cooper

Creative Team

Writer: Nona Shepphard and Bryony Lavery
Director: Nona Shepphard and Bryony Lavery
Music Composer: Helen Glavin
Designer: Marsha Roddy

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script is held in Theatre Centre’s archive.

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