I really liked Eve Leigh’s The Trick at the Bush last year, and another play Salty Irina has just made the short list for the Bruntwood prize. Leigh is a startling writer and she joins forces with director Rachel Bagshaw (The Shape of Pain) for a piece about browsing online at 2am when all the tabs are open and there are no limits to where you can go and what you might see in your own very special midnight movie. You can’t stop looking, but do you know what you are looking for?
A girl fights for her life in a lift. New Window. A protest in Trafalgar Square. New Window. A naked man in a bathtub. New Window. Janelle Monae, dancing. The possibilities are endless. Even at 2am. That’s the thing about being Extremely Online: there’s no limit on where you can go. “I love love love my digital body because having a body that can go everywhere is just the hottest thing.” Directed by Rachel Bagshaw, the production will creatively combine Spoken English, BSL, captioning and audio description, and all shows will be performed in a relaxed environment. Midnight Movie will also be meeting an online audience each night, through the night.