|20130209||by Catherine Johnson|
Natalie can't believe her luck - Justin is, like, 25 and he really loves her. All her schoolfriends can't believe it. They only go out with boys, not men. If only Justin didn't owe those friends of his money. Then Nat wouldn't have to do those favours for him. With them. Still, as long as he loves her, that's OK.
This compassionate, uncompromising play looks behind the headlines at how vulnerable girls can be exploited and the effect it has on them. Contains the strongest language, violence and scenes of a sexual nature.
Natalie - Madeline Duggan
Justin - Carl Prekopp
Georgia - Lizzy Watts
Nan - Tilly Vosburgh
Mrs Adebole/Dr - Eleanor Crooks
Vic - Ben Crowe
Emma - Shannon Tarbet
Gamze - Candassaie Liburd
Lee - Will Howard
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Fresh Berries is Catherine Johnson's first play for radio. She has written for film and tv, including "Bullet Boy", directed by Saul Dibb, and Simon Schama's "Rough Crossings". She enjoys writing novels for young teenagers: her books include "A Nest of Vipers" and "Brave New Girl". Catherine spent a year as writer in residence in Holloway Prison and has also worked in Feltham Young Offenders Institute. She is currently on the BBC Writers' Academy. She is a Londoner and lives in Hackney.