In a boat floating off the coast of Suffolk, the heir to the world’s largest bottled water fortune and a girl he met in Clapham’s worst club are trying to dance off a hangover, drink beer, and send prophetic messages over the onboard radio.
As secrets and lies are uncovered, we are forced into a tense, obsessive stand-off, hurtling toward apocalyptical disaster.
And there’s the nagging feeling that maybe this has happened before.
Teastain Theatre specialise in experimental new writing, bringing feminist performance to the stage. With a mission to provoke, empower and entertain, Co-Directors Rebecca McGreevy and Jessy Roberts collaborate with writers to create unconventional fringe theatre. Teastain Theatre’s shows bite back and spread joy. Movement and experimental sound design form integral parts of this contemporary theatre company’s collaborative creative process.
Founded in York in 2019, previous work includes: Elinor Cook’s Out of Love (2019), an original show Wild Thyme and Heather (2019) and the premieres of: Messy Eaters by Aisling Lally (2020), Hitchhiker by Jessy Roberts (2021) and Untitled Sparkly Vampire Play by Ashley Milne (2022).
Ashley Milne is a Suffolk-born playwright, now based in London. In 2019, she was a member of the Royal Court Theatre’s Introduction to Playwriting group, and she has an MA in Creative Writing with a focus in Dramatic Writing. Credits include Bad Dog (TheSpace; Edinburgh Fringe), lovely, special, best, and most important (York Theatre Royal) and Untitled Sparkly Vampire Play (Omnibus Theatre).
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work:
London Theatre Reviews about Teastain Theatre's production of Ashley Milne's Untitled Sparkly Vampire Play
"Milne’s writing is honest and visceral throughout and jam-packed with detail."
The Unknown Magazine about Teastain Theatre's Wild Thyme and Heather
"If this performance is anything to go by, Teastain Theatre are ones to look out for for anyone interested in dynamic feminist theatre."
Cast & Creative Team Writer: Ashley Milne
Directors: Rebecca McGreevy and Jessy Roberts
Producer: Teastain Theatre
Geebs Marie Williams as Nell
Tallula Francis as Flora
James Chetwood as Toby