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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  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Flexible cast size, Room for Extras
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


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 P ...
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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 t ...
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