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Running With Scissors Performs at DreamBIG Children's Festival

Adelaide High School’s out-of-hours theatre company, Running With Scissors, will perform A Hymn to the Hateful as part of the DreamBIG Children’s Festival.NEW poster_website

A Hymn to the Hateful

There is no THEM | Not THEM vs US | There is only US

A Hymn to the Hateful is a brand new play written by internationally acclaimed playwright for young people, Finegan Kruckemeyer.

This emotive and insightful work has been specially commissioned for Adelaide High School’s Running With Scissors Theatre for Young People. 

A Hymn to the Hateful is an important inquiry into the spread of hatred in today’s society, performed by students for their peers. 


'A work as amorphous and unwieldy as the emotion it discusses, 'A Hymn to the Hateful' is a sprawling, passionate enquiry into hate in all its forms. Born from a rich dialogue with Adelaide High School's Running with Scissors Ensemble, the play is a conversation and a chorus, a confession and a call both to arms, and against them. Unpacking the hate whispered, the hate shouted, the hate thrown across a schoolyard and typed into a keyboard, 'A Hymn to the Hateful' is a young person's enquiry into a feeling known to all, and owned by none'.

Public Performances: 20 and 24 May 2019 |  7.00pm | Adelaide High School Hall

Audience: 15+

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Running With Scissors Theatre for Young People

Formed in 2010 and with 8 new works to its credit to date, Running With Scissors Theatre for Young People is the Adelaide High School out-of-hours theatre company. It is committed to the creation of new works of theatre for, by and about young people. 

Running With Scissors is an ensemble, not only of the school’s most enthusiastic and talented performers, but those with a flair for stage management and technical production. 

Running With Scissors has become an extended family: we grow up together and for many of us, it is not only for now, but forever.