The play follows the central character; Jenna, and the ongoing effects of anxiety and workplace bulying on her mental and physical health.
The company’s co-founder Laura Shoebottom, began writing the piece during her third year at drama school. The then half hour one-woman show was performed as part of the school’s dissertation week, and since then, it has been developed and edited into a full-length production, with Shoebottom performing the role of Jenna, and company co-founder Liam Ashmead directing the piece.
Due to the nature of the performance, they will also be raising money for Mind throughout the run.
“Mental health awareness is something that is extremely close to both our hearts”, say Ashmead and Shoebottom. “We want to continue to support the charity as much as possible”.
JENNA: Laura Shoebottom
DAVID (Voiceover): Liam Ashmead
CLARE (Voiceover): Georgia Richardson
MUM (Voiceover): Ela Yalçin
TRISH (Voiceover): Natasha Calland
TOM (Voiceover): Connor Maxwell
Writer: Laura Shoebottom
Director: Liam Ashmead
Lighting/Sound Technician: Chuma Emembolu/Sophia Start Voice Recordings/Sound Programming: Phil Matejtschuk
Thematic Theatre was formed in December 2017 with a focus and passion for new writing for a brief, something they will incorporate into their first new writing night ‘Box of Themes’ later this year.
Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ’S’ on Her Vest will run at The Bread and Roses Theatre from the 10th - 14th July 2018 at7.30pm, with a press night on the 11th July 2018.
Running Time: 70 minutes
Ticket Prices: Adult: £12, Concession: £10 Twitter: @ThematicTheatr