UMDS Autumn Fringe Show: A Complex Whole
|12 November 2021
|19:00 - 20:00
|What is it:
|Martin Harris Centre
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public
Autumn Fringe Show 1, “A Complex Whole” is a 3 hander play exploring expectation and introspection.
The next stage of Alex’s life is not going to plan, their bike got nicked and their best friend possibly has depression. However they are so engrossed in their own mythos and a deep desire to feel they are ‘winning’ at life, that they’re unable to acknowledge it, until circumstance forces them to. As the pressure on Alex to correct their course mounts, the play slowly begins to float away from the natural world. It becomes increasingly impressionistic and abstract as, daunted by impending adulthood, Alex struggles to decide whether it’s the world that needs to change or themself.
A COMPLEX WHOLE CONTAINS SCENES OF AN ADULT NATURE.
IT ALSO CONTAINS THEMES OF MENTAL HEALTH, SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION AND COULD BE TRIGGERING TO SOME AUDIENCE MEMBERS.
AGE GUIDANCE: 15+
Director - Saskia Higginson
Assistant Director - Rory Greig
Producer - Izzy Read
Design - Giulia Grillo
Alex - Laurie Bayley-Higgins
Grey - Oli King
Surya - Evie Carriker
Travel and Contact Information
John Thaw Studio Theatre
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama