'We are a blip. A spec of dust.
To be wiped off the face of time
like you might a bike chain's rust.
But to each of us,
we are everything'
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
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/songwriter with a taste for big ambition,
amongst some other stuff.
Feeling rough in the five in the morning half light,
Jessie's sight is fixed on the path that Allie writes,
And like a moth to a flame in the night
Electrolyte is a multi award winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from 'blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness' (***** The Scotsman), this 'unstoppable' (***** To Do List) production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling.
Electrolyte is the winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award, The Stepladder Award, The LET Award, The Voice Mag Pick of The Fringe Award and the Pleasance Best Newcomer Award 2018.
***** Broadway Baby 'This is what it must have felt like when audiences first watched Shakespeare'
***** Voice Mag 'A sense of powerful hope'
***** To Do List 'Unstoppable performance'
***** Three Weeks 'Resonated powerfully with it's young audience'
***** Ed Fest Mag 'Visceral, emotionally charged and engaging'
**** Daily Mail 'Packs an emotional punch that could floor Tyson Fury'
**** The Stage 'Loud, liberating electronica'
Geoff Marsh began his working life as a coal miner. Ten years later he became a Police Officer.
Ten Years after that he faced his old mates across the picket lines during the year-long strike. A year which became the most bitter and divisive in British industrial history.
Here, Geoff tells the personal story of his family, his career and the choices he made during the year that changed everything.
The story of a man gripped by dilemma of the choice between family, friends, community and the duty to his oath and uniform.
Written and performed by Ray Castleton (On Behalf Of The People)
Directed by Jessica Arden