"Here's to Col's numpty maw and paw for leaving him home alone and expecting everything to stay the way it was. Suckas!" When you're only sixteen, could the events of one night really shape the course of your life? Divert you from becoming the man you might have become, stunt you, burden you, trap you, destroy you, change the very core of you? Leave you empty. Cathy Forde is a leading Scottish novelist (Fat Boy Swim, Skarrs) and this is her first play. It's fast, furious, and like a piece of music, grows and swells to a mind-altering crescendo. The colloquial and dialogue-driven writing, explores themes eminently relevant to teenagers: fitting in with demanding mates, desiring the undesirable and the unobtainable, and severely fractured relations with parents. Cathy Forde's novels are translated into several languages are studied as part of English curriculums throughout the UK. Commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland as an initiative to encourage younger audiences into the theatre, the play will be produced on tour in Scotland and at a number of exclusive performances for schools, youth groups and colleges March -April 2010.