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Elise Wilson and Samantha Nerida, who have penned two very different but very thoughtful pieces currently showing at the Blue Room: Floor Thirteen and See You Next Tuesday. We were lucky enough to get the chance to delve into their brains and discuss how these beautiful works were made.
Presented by Marshall Stay, Floor Thirteen is a stylised mystery that will keep you engaged for the entire hour.
See You Next Tuesday explores the highs and lows of teenage romance with no judgement and full empathy.
The Blue Room's latest show, Hold Your Breath (Count To Ten), is a play about a play about the way a man's mind is so often its own worst enemy. Daley's story is very informative in its telling, if slightly clinical, and provides the audience with a lot of food for thought
Testoni knows stories are anything but silly. She gives a voice and a face to a Victorian-era girl who is graceful and fierce, young in her curiosity, but wise in her insight.
Banned is a thought provoking piece of work that deftly examines a myriad of social issues in a sensitive and nuanced yet entertaining manner.
Once We Lived Here is a timeless tragicomedy that makes its audience alternate between laughing and crying, sometimes both at the same time. The cast delivered strong characters all round with an authenticity that is hard to find in such dramatised and musical theatre.
Hypatia uses the suffering of the past to elucidate the plights of the present. Perhaps what was most memorable about Liz Newell’s Hypatia was the constant feeling of heart-pounding anticipation.
At the hands of master craftsman and director Scott McArdle, a transformation occurs: the story of the Soviet space race goes from a strong script, eloquent and thought provoking but still a mere script, into the play embodied by five superb actors and a genius sound guy at the Blue Room Theatre this month. This feat is comparable to the launching of a man into space, just as worthy of applause but far more successful.
Of all the intriguing shows The Blue Room Theatre are putting on this year, Second Chance Theatre's Laika: A Staged Radio Play is certainly one of the most interesting. We were privileged enough to talk to the show's writer, director and lighting designer Scott McArdle to get a better grasp on this fascinating project.