Epsilon Productions & The Bunker presents


written by Natalie Mitchell

directed by Grace Gummer

Not everyone can easily access a performance at The Bunker, for all kinds of reasons, visible and invisible. The Bunker, Epsilon Productions and the Germ Free Adolescent team are committed to making their work as accessible to as many as possible.

Germ Free Adolescent is being live streamed at 7.30pm on Saturday, with the feed available until Tuesday 12th November, to allow audiences who could not make it to The Bunker to experience the show. Access to a private YouTube link is available for a £3 livestream ticket. You can book your ticket here.


For more information please contact [email protected].

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Ashley is 16. She’s lived in Medway for 15 years and 6 months. She has 2,354 leaflets on sexual health. She knows exactly how many she has, because she’s counted them 1,582 times… At 7.48pm tonight, she will have been going out with Ollie for exactly 3 months, which he thinks means it’s time to take their relationship to the next level; especially given her position as their school’s resident expert on sexual health. But what if counting leaflets can’t protect Ashley from getting hurt when she decides to take her biggest risk yet?

Germ Free Adolescent is an OCD love story that asks: what exactly is 'normal' anyway…?


1 in 10 young people experience a mental health problem, but how do you go about discussing this with your first boyfriend or girlfriend? Written by Natalie Mitchell, the play draws on her own mental health experiences, and the painful yet often funny stories collected during an extensive research and development process with young people, youth workers, and Mental Health Services across Medway in Kent during 2014 and 2015. Fierce and funny, serious and irreverent – this play will resonate with anyone who’s ever worried they’re not “normal.”

Germ Free Adolescent was originally commissioned and developed by Script Club, with seed funding from Greenhouse (the House Network) in partnership with LV21, the Brook Theatre, Mid Kent College and Medway CAMHS. 

Francesca Henry
Jake Richards

Director  Grace Gummer
Designer  Lizzy Leech
Lighting Designer  Sherry Coenen
Sound Designer  Nicola Chang
Projection Designer  Heather Pasfield
Production Manager  Zara Janmohamed
Stage Manager  Millie Jones
Casting  Monica Siyanga
PR  Jemma Last PR
Community Engagement Facilitator  Ellie Fulcher 
Producer  Epsilon Productions
There is a Visual Guide / Access Pack for this performance, which can be downloaded HERE. For more details on accessibility at The Bunker, please click here. Do contact us at [email protected] if you require any more information, or to let us know of any support we can provide during your visit.

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