“We are a blip. A speck 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.”
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”, this “unstoppable” production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling.
Suitable for 12+
Quotes & Reviews
PRESS QUOTES FOR WILDCARD
WINNER: 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
★★★★★ "This is what it must have felt like when audiences first watched Shakespeare" Broadway Baby
★★★★★ "An immediate standing ovation" The Scotsman
★★★★★ "Crackling with irrepressible energy, sound and movement, Electrolyte is a brilliant production and exploration of mental health, grief and friendship."Ed Fest Mag
Wildcard is a multi-award-winning theatre company that was created with a dual purpose: to revitalise theatre and become a home for emerging artists. Wildcard is an associate company of The Watermill Theatre & The Pleasance and is supported by ETT's Forge Programme.
Written and conceived by James Meteyard
Music and lyrics by Maimuna Memon
Director, Donnacadh O’Briain
Producer, Joey Dawson
Lighting Designer, Timothy Kelly
Costume Designer, Hannah Hodge
Sound Engineer, Piotr Dubrowski
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