15th - 18th May 2019
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Jessie's sick of Leeds, A city she thought she would never leave. But the aimlessness of the people she once believed she would always need is suffocating. Wondering whether she's had enough, in a dirty nightclub not too far off, Jessie's blinded by the light of Allie Touch a singer/songwriter with a taste for big ambition, amongst some other stuff. Feeling rough in the five in the morning half light, Jessie's sight is fixed on the path that Allie writes, and like a moth to a flame in the night she ignites.
Electrolyte is a multi-award-winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from 'blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness' (***** The Scotsman), this 'unstoppable' (***** To Do List) production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling.
Written by James Meteyard with music and lyrics by Maimuna Memon
Directed by Donnacadh O'Briain
Lighting Design by Timothy Kelly
Set Design by Luke W Robson
Sound Engineer Piotr Dubrowski
Producer Joey Dawson
Supported by The Mental Health Foundation
Note: Contains references to drugs, adult themes, strong language and strobe lighting.