London theatre production company Blackshaw Theatre are staging their 2014 Showcase Award winner ‘Staying Alive’ again.
The play by Kat Roberts is about a bereaved parent Mary, coping with a first year and a half following the loss of her son. Jenn is hosting a dinner party, and invites Mary.
Darkly funny, and achingly tender, Staying Alive is about the loss of a child; about how in the wake of any interminable loss, we find ways to connect and survive; an exploration of love, honesty, family and grief.
“There’s nothing worse than old friends…they always think they know exactly who you are.”
Kat developed the script with support from us and the production company Blackshaw Theatre.
“a beautiful and groundbreaking piece of theatre” – SLOW
“This is a company who really care.” – A Younger Theatre
Staying Alive by Kat Roberts
Directed by Ellie Pitkin
Produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company
Staying Alive will be performed at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington.
Dates: 10-29th November 2015
Venue: StageSpace, Pleasance London
Tickets: £12/£10 – 020 7609 1800
We’ve two interviews about the production too. The first features the writer, Kat, talking about her inspiration and the process of getting the production underway and working with Blackshaw Theatre.
The second is with me, as I helped Kat with her research, and talks about our work here at SLOW.
Final reminder – you can book to see the play here.