SOCIAL media issues will take centre stage in the next Kingsley Players Youth Theatre production, Chatroom, at the end of September.

Kingsley Players Youth Theatre were last on stage in May when they performed ‘James and the Giant Peach’, which won a record 8 nominations at the 2019 Cheshire Theatre Guild Awards.

Since then, they have been busy rehearsing for their next production of Enda Walsh’s ‘Chatroom’, which is being performed late September.

‘Chatroom’ follows a group of bored and restless teenagers who spend their time deconstructing children’s literature and the messages in modern pop music.

But when a new member, Jim, joins to share his depression and thoughts of suicide, the conversation takes a dark turn.

The group is torn between those who want to help and those who see this as a chance to create a martyr for the teenage population.

Cheshire Theatre Guild’s Best Director 2019, Jake Powell, who is directing this production, said: "I am excited to be directing this thought-provoking and relevant play.

"We have a fantastic cast of six 14- to 16-year-olds, including the award-winning Ben Mather-Dodd and Eleanor Roberts.

"I am also thrilled to be working with PAPYRUS, who are providing help and support to the group as the play deals with the sensitive subject of youth suicide."

‘Chatroom’ will be performed on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, at Kingsley Community Centre, with shows starting at 7.30pm.

Due to mild adult themes, this play is suitable for those aged 13 and above.

Tickets cost £6 and can be booked in advance online at or by ringing the box office on 07724892154