A PLAY, written, directed by and starring teenage drama enthusiasts is set to go on show at the Wellington Arts Centre in September.

'The Detention' will be the first performance of youth theatre group Genesis+, and is billed as a crossover between the 1985 film 'The Breakfast Club' and the classic stage play 'An Inspector Calls.'

The show is written and directed by seventeen-year-old Wellington girl Madison Bouchta. The former Court Fields Head Girl and current student of Bridgwater and Taunton College hopes to one day become a professional writer and director. She said: "We are a group of young people between the ages of 16 and 19 and we are putting on our first play in September.

"It is called 'The Detention', it is a new play which I wrote last year, and I am directing it which is very cool and exciting. I market it as a crossover between The Breakfast Club and An Inspector Calls.

"It is about five students who get a Saturday detention for reasons unknown to them, and a mysterious teacher who asks them to explain to one another why they are in the detention.

"It is a really exciting opportunity for us to put on a show by ourselves. We are enjoying it a lot."

The show will star a cast of seven actors, all of whom have performed in shows in and around Wellington in the past. The group are looking to expand and put on weekly events. Madison explained:

"We are hoping to grow the group and start a weekly club. We are planning a musical in the summer, that is what we are working towards, with workshops to be held in between."

Madison encouraged Wellington residents to come along and see the show, saying: "It is a funny play with a lot of heart. It is very relevant to our current society and it has got a lot of messages which I think need to be heard at the moment."

The Detention will be on at the Wellington Arts Centre from Wednesday September 6 to Friday September 8. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket Source.