Punk Rock

Photography by Brooke Wedlock

The Toronto Premiere presented by The Howland Company


by Simon Stephens

Directed by Gregory Prest

March 29 – April 14, 2018

Crow’s Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest
Scotiabank Community Studio
345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto

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“I feel like I’m earthed. Here. And watch what happens if I let go.”

In the library of a fee-paying grammar school outside of Manchester, England, a group of hyper-intelligent seventeen-year-olds prepare for their final exams. As anxiety builds and hormones rage, the students must prepare for a future that seems uncertain – and survive the volatile rites-of-passage of an unstable world.

A bubbling cauldron of fear, anger and self-loathing that threatens to destroy the adolescent fantasy,
PUNK ROCK is a painful reminder of the dormant violence that lurks in the shadows of any civilized society.


“Outstanding Ensemble” Dora Mavor Moore Award Nomination

William CarlisleCameron Laurie
Lilly Cahill | Ruth Goodwin
Bennett Francis | James Graham
Cissy Franks
Hallie Seline
Nicholas Chatman |
Tim Dowler-Coltman
Tanya Gleason |
Kristen Zaza
Chadwick Meade |
Andrew Pimento
Richard Harvey |
Sam Kalilieh
Lucy Francis |
Sophia Jin & Marleigh Merritt
Find out more about the full cast & creative team here.


Running Time: Approximately 110 minutes, no intermission.

Audience Advisory: PUNK ROCK features mature content, including extreme depictions of violence, coarse language, sexual content, the smoking of herbal cigarettes, and live blank-firing gunshots. Suitable for mature high school-age but adult guidance is strongly advised.

For any questions regarding the content of the show and potential triggers, please don’t hesitate to contact us at howlandcompanytheatre@gmail.com

Photography by Brooke Wedlock. Concept & Styling by Hallie Seline.