By Hannah Eggleton

Part of 37 Plays, a national playwriting project to create a series of 37 brand new plays that reflect the world we live in today.


Growing Pains is about one woman's relationship with her past, specifically her school years.
In it, a woman (known as SHE) reflects on her time at an all-girls british secondary school. When a classmate becomes pregnant, SHE relives the fallout; documenting the savagery and silliness of being a British teenager.

Ultimately, SHE is forced to reflect on her own actions at school and why she made them.

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Playwright age category: 18+


Lyn Gardner, Theatre Critic

"An absolutely exquisite snapshot...It's just so beautifully’s this feeling that it builds to this moment of reckoning with what you were like when you were younger."

About the playwright

Hannah is a writer and actor from High Wycombe. In 2017, she graduated from The University of York with a degree in Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance. Since then, she has written a number of short form pieces, including the short film Georgie (World Monologue Film Festival Finalist 2022). Hannah is delighted by the reception Growing Pains has received, and is currently working towards her first full length play.

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