He drinks a whisky drink, she drinks a vodka drink, he drinks a lager drink, she drinks a cider drink, he slurs something incomprehensible in her ear, she spits up a little bit of sick in her mouth.
And then everything goes black.
Jessica and Murray think they’ve had a rough night… just wait until they see what the morning has in store for them.
Blackout explores the fallout of a booze-soaked, ill-conceived one night stand. Social façades are brutally stripped away leaving both characters exposed in ways they never thought possible. Loaded with a barrage of twists and turns, this is a show for anybody who enjoys their theatre wrapped in generous layers of spine-tingling suspense.
Gavin J Innes is a writer/director. His debut play Ideomotor enjoyed a sold out run at the 2015 London Horror Festival and was subsequently invited to perform at the 2016 VAULT Festival. As a member of the Directors Cut Theatre Company Writers Club, his monologue Head Case was runner up in the Make the Cut monologue competition at the St James Theatre.
His short play, The Hermit (starring Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Nominee, John Henry Falle) was part of The Underground Clown Club’s 2016 London Horror Festival five star comedy/horror anthology, Knock, Knock. The team have reunited to produce a sequel, Who’s There, which has been programmed for the 2017 London Horror Festival in October.
In addition to working on his own projects, Gavin has also written for several five star Edinburgh Fringe productions including Ali Cook’s 2011 show, Principles and Deceptions, Bec Hill’s 2014 Barry Award Winning show, Ellipsis; and most recently Bec Hill’s 2017 Amused Moose Award nominated show, Out of Order.
Katie-Ann McDonough studied Drama at University College Dublin and Theatre Directing at NUIM. She was also a Trainee Director with Stonecrabs Theatre Company. Currently she is the Assistant Director of English Touring Theatre’s production of The Weir.
As a director, her credits include: Mastering Business (Stockwell Playhouse) Ironmistress (The Albany) We Grew Up In The Back Of A Van (Whitebear Theatre). As an Assistant: The Acedian Pirates (Theatre 503) Anna in Between (Dublin Fringe Festival) and The Lark (Smock Alley Theatre).
Gavin and Katie-Ann first collaborated to produce Blackout as a part of a new writing night. Since then they have continued to work together to develop that short into a full length version.