The Visit

Gap I production – October 2017 by Friedrich Dürrenmatt Directed by Amanda Crewes Is money the root of all evil? Or is it people themselves? The tragicomic story looks at an impoverished town offered $1 million if they kill a woman’s former lover – and, while the townspeople initially refuse, their resolve is worn down by the allure of wealth. “Although first performed in 1956, this grotesque fable with its icy humour and bizarre fantastical, yet magical, moments quite undoubtedly holds a mirror up to our modern lives,” Crewes said.      ...

Clinchfield

Gap II production – June 2017 by Caleb Lewis Directed by Adam Mitchell “Trace a lie to its beginnings and you might find the truth.” Clinchfield is an epic tale that follows the arrival of the Sparks World Famous Circus in the town of Kingsport. Based on real life events Clinchfield explores the deepest fears and desires of the citizens of Kingsport – they must search for truth, though is the truth they are searching for the truth they need?      ...

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’.’...