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Preview: Too Much Too Young at Washington Arts Centre

Why do we have education?

Too Much Too Young
Washington Arts Centre
Thursday 3 July 2014

Jack Bennett wrestles with two identities, long lost extra-curricular activities, endless life paths and one qualm with the education system in his first solo show at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 3 July.

In Too Much Too Young, Jack seeks to explore the flaws in an education system which demands big decisions from teenagers at a young age by asking some pretty big questions; what is learning for? Why all the rush? And if all of the politicians and education experts are so smart, how come they never agree on the best way to do things?

In this charming but occasionally acerbic examination Jack holds up the practices of the UKeducation system against what other countries do, what experts think and what politicians think, while talking about how the choices of teenagers are restricted, and how we shouldn’t let that happen. 

Jack Bennett is an actor who’s worked for the National Theatre, Sheffield Theatres, the New Vic, and the Reduced Shakespeare Company. He wrote, produced and featured in the silent film The Busker & The Coin, and has recently completed touring with Curious Directive and in Daniel Bye’s How to Occupy an Oil Rig.

Jack Bennett will fill your belly with fire, your mind with rage and your mouth with giggles with moments of passion, raised voices and audience interaction as he un-muddles an intricate identity crisis.

Awarded a Suitcase Prize Special Commendation at Pulse Festival 2014
Too Much Too Young comes to Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 3 July, 7.30pm.  Tickets are £8.50 / £6 (conc) and are available from or by calling the box office on 0191 219 3455.

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