Dancing With The Devil

Gap II production – April 2017 a  Gap II self-devised piece Directed by Hermione Gehle You can’t shake the devil’s hand and say you’re only kidding. Dancing with the Devil is a story that needs to be told…courageously. This gritty, explosive and honest production explores the gut-wrenching reality that our young adults face everyday, a story that is often swept under the carpet at the cost of many young lives. Who is the real victim here?      ...

The Brick & The Rose

Gap II production – November 2016   by Lewis John Carlino Directed by Adam Mitchell A kaleidoscopic drama of a young boy of the slums, from the moment of his birth in a charity hospital, until his tragic death. In an effort to find something besides “hardness and hitting out, and twisted people all afraid”, Tommy turns to narcotics, and thus creates his own world: one in which he is not constantly gnawed by an acute awareness of the meaninglessness of what is going on around him. He meets Alice, in whom he sees his life-long search for beauty: the rose behind the hard brick city. He knows that he has only touched this beauty for an instant, and he sees it moving farther away from him....

How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found

Gap I production – October 2016   by Fin Kennedy Directed by Amanda Crewes What makes you who you are, Charlie? A name? An address? A random collection of experiences, a few memories? You are who you can prove you are. You are what people think. And that’s the easiest thing in the world to change. When a young executive reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in a seafront fortune teller’s in Southend. With echoes of Camus and Kafka, How To Disappear… follows one man’s desperate attempts to buck the system, and asks what really makes us who we are in the 21st century. “The sort of thrilling new work that completely restores your faith in theatre” Sheffield Star...

Macbeth

Gap II production – September 2016   by William Shakespeare Directed by Amanda Crewes All hail the King-Pin! The Scottish play is reimagined in the hot-bloodied, back-stabbing halls of Scotland Senior High School. This classic tale of murder and ambition lends itself to a fast-paced action-movie style, and director Amanda Crewes is seizing this opportunity to use the violence and action to serve as a counter-point to reveal a more vulnerable and human side of the titular character and his Lady M. “Delving into such controversial subjects as substance abuse, teenage sexuality, personality disorders, and mental illness Macbeth exposes audiences to the level of risk these kids live with on a daily basis and its disastrous effects. “This Macbeth has an Underbelly quality, presenting a life that we don’t normally see and that most people would like to pretend does not exist. ‘Drugs, gangs and weapons can be quite seductive to a young impressionable mind. This version of Macbeth introduces audiences to a world where the stakes are so high for these students, that antisocial choices and behaviours are the only way that they will get to experience what they believe is the essence of ‘normal’.’...

Fractured

Gap II production – April 2016 Directed by Hermione Gehle What Disney Didn’t Tell You “Fractured” is an original devised performance piece that explores the concept of ‘happy ever after’ and the reality behind the fantasy. Sometimes life isn’t a fairytale and the big bad wolf wears many guises. How do you find your way when the breadcrumbs are gone and the dark forest of thorns draws ever near? The path you choose is up to you but what price will you pay when things are not what they seem.    ...

What Lies Beneath

Gap II production – November 2015 Directed by Amanda Crewes “What Lies Beneath” is a premier performance. Everyone is born with extraordinary capability. So what happens to all that talent as we bump through life, getting by, but never realizing our true potential? As we move through life our talents often get buried under life’s little events, and we need to remind ourselves of it, and go searching for it. In fact, the foundation of wisdom may be the willingness to risk, and go looking for it. “What Lies Beneath” is an extraordinary exploration of the powerful emotions we hide beneath the surface when pushed to our extremes. This creative approach is guaranteed to give you a different perspective on what is going on behind the facade of “normal” we often see in others as we delve into passions, delights, fears, desires and frustrations on a journey to find the individual talents that lie within each of us. “What Lies Beneath” is an exploration of what often lies beneath behaviour, sometimes heartwarming and inspirational, at other times heartbreaking....