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BITCHES, NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE - (Sound Designer & CSM)

Finborough Theatre, 9th - 27th August 2016


"A third character in the piece is soundtrack from Will Alder, with arriving texts and the sound of responses portraying for the audience the reactions of others online to the posts from the two protagonists, with the voice of the mother and the online response turning both characters back to the young girls that some would see them as." Christ Abbott, Sardines Magazine 2016


Bitches is a two hander about running a YouTube channel by Olivier Award

winning playwright Bola Agbaje (Gone Too Far!), directed by NYT REP 2013

Assistant Director Valentina Ceschi. Bitches follows teenage friends Funke

and Cleo as they set up ‘Sons of Bitches’ with the hopes of getting rich quick

but everything starts to fall apart when a meme of Funke’s mum goes viral.


Playwright Bola Agbaje graduated from the Young Writers Programme at the

Royal Court Theatre in 2007 and her first play Gone Too Far! was performed

there in the same year. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding

Achievement in an Affiliated Theatre and her screenplay adaptation was

released in 2014. Other writing includes Mouthful (Trafalgar Studios), Soap

Opera and Off The Endz (Royal Court Theatre), Take a Deep Breath and Breathe (Ovalhouse), Climate Week Play in a Day (Arcola Theatre) and Reap What You Sow (The Young Vic).


Will was thrilled to be Sound Designer for this show, working in the rehearsal room with a lovely cast and creative team on both this and Stage Management mentoring duties with a team made up of National Youth Theatre members.


"In a great opening touch, Will Alder's superb sound design bombards us with a cacophony of media sound-bites, from Donald Trump to Alesha Dixon: a brilliant, economical evocation of the incessant, confusing discourses that girls like Cleo & Funke daily negotiate" Review of Bitches by Alex Ramon, The Reviews Hub, 2016


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William Alder Productions Ltd.

Company registered in England and Wales Company No. 10174038

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