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Electrolyte
by James Meteyard. Music & lyrics by Maimuna Memon

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 song-writer with a taste for big ambitions,

amongst some other stuff.

Feeling rough in the five in the morning sunlight,

Jessie’s sight is fixed on the path that Allie lights

And like a moth to a flame in the night,

She ignites.

 

Written in spoken word poetry and underscored entirely by original music created live, Electrolyte is an explosive piece of gig-theatre exploring grief, depression and psychosis. 

Electrolyte is the winner of the 2018 LET Award and its development was supported by The Watermill Theatre and Theatr Clwyd.


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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 3m
  • Duration
    Duration
    75 Minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description

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 song-writer with a taste for big ambitions,

amongst some other stuff.

Feeling rough in the five in the morning sunlight,

Jessie’s sight is fixed on the path that Allie lights

And like a moth to a flame in the night,

She ignites.

 

Written in spoken word poetry and underscored entirely by original music created live, Electrolyte is an explosive piece of gig-theatre exploring grief, depression and psychosis. 

Electrolyte is the winner of the 2018 LET Award and its development was supported by The Watermill Theatre and Theatr Clwyd.

Considerations

Performing Groups
Cautions
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Strong Language
  • Mild Adult Themes

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Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3f, 3m
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Press

“… packs a pretty hard punch, brutally and beautifully exploring the psychological trauma of grief.” – The Stage

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Authors

James Meteyard

James is an actor, writer and theatre maker who trained at The Oxford School of Drama. He is Co-Artistic Director of the theatre company Wildcard which he set up with members of his graduating year. Electrolyte is James' second play following After Party which played at The Pleasance, Islington in March 2017. James has ...

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Maimuna Memon

Maimuna is a Lancashire born British Pakistani singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She originally trained as an actor at The Oxford School of Drama and this is where she met James. Music has always been a huge part of her life, and so she continued to write and compose throughout her training and alongside her pro ...

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