About Strangers Like Me

Elbow’s best friend, Hamster, has unexpectedly died. Everyone expects Elbow to be grieving... right? But Elbow isn’t sure how to do it.

Privately, Elbow is beginning to feel they weren’t even as close as everyone makes out. It would be better if everyone just left Elbow alone – his mum, dad, stupid big brother, Donut, but especially all those annoying kids at school pretending they really care by writing poems, singing songs and holding a vigil at Elbow and Hamster’s favourite meeting place. Who do they think they are?

Elbow doesn’t know. He just has a strange feeling inside – an absence of feeling at all.

Strangers Like Me is performed by Young Octagon, the Octagon Theatre’s performance company that develops excellence in young actors aged 13-19 (up to 25 for those with additional needs). Young Octagon provides an opportunity for talented young people who have the potential for professional acting and theatre making careers, to work with professional directors and creatives, to create bold and adventurous pieces of theatre for performance.