“And we're running.
Darting toward the light -
- and the sound.“
10th September 2008, 10:28am. The Large Hadron Collider is activated for the first time.
Fireworks is an experimental piece of new writing exploring the dichotomy of whether the connections we make in life form through fate, or are random events in a chaotic universe. Paralleling two narratives in two timelines, this is a story about love, faith and the science behind CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
Written by Alex Robins
Directed by Jack Bradfield
Performed by Gráinne O’Mahony and James Murphy Stevens
Developed with support from Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth University and Down Stage Write.Book Now
RIVER - GRÁINNE O'MAHONY
Gráinne is a recent graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She was nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Play’ at The Stage Debut Awards 2018 for her performance in The Elephant Man (Bristol Old Vic).
Further credits include Lonely Laura and Her Sister Niamh (Tinite Films), Callisto: A Queer Epic (Forward Arena), and the Christmas campaign for HSBC/The Alzheimer’s Society (That Lot).
DREW – JAMES MURPHY-STEVENS
James is a performer based in the South West. He is a co-creator and member of the theatre company
Everyday Concrete, made through the Lab Company program at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.
This is James’ first professional play out of training, having graduated from Plymouth Conservatoire in 2019.
DIRECTOR – JACK BRADFIELD
Jack is Artistic Director of Poltergeist and Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre. Poltergeist are an Associate Company at the North Wall, and in 2018 were listed in the Guardian as one of the UK’s Best Young Theatre Companies.
His new piece, Art Heist, is recipient of the Untapped Award 2019, and will be touring this Spring. He is also winner of the Samuel French New Play Award 2018.
WRITER – ALEX ROBINS
Alex is a South West based writer, director and performer. He is a founding member of the Narwhal Ensemble
(Whey Down South and 2021: A Cornish Space Odyssey), a company who recently toured to the Theatre Royal Drum stage as Lab Associates.
He is also part of the new playwright development project at the Theatre Royal Plymouth and undertaking an MA in Creative Writing at Exeter University.
SOUND DESIGNER – ALICE BOYD
Alice is a London and Bristol based sound artist, theatre maker and environmental campaigner.
She is also a company member of Poltergeist and is currently involved in their show ‘Art Heist’ as a deviser, performer and sound artist.
DRAMATURG – JAMES NEWTON
James is a founding member of the Wardrobe Ensemble, one of the UK's leading theatre companies.
Fireworks is supported by Arts CounBook Now
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A triple Fringe First-winning team take you to 2059. Adventures. Bandits. Sword fights. Spaceships. True love and certain death. The Day After Tomorrow meets The Princess Bride in this apocalomcom.
Lara meets John. B is watching. She's stuck. But she's not the only one. 'The Sublet Next to Heaven' tells a story of dogs, kickboxing and devils in paradise.
Olivier Award-winning playwright Jon Brittain's egotistically titled scratch night returns! Readings of new plays alongside revivals of shorts. Previous nights included try-outs of Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho.
|Saturday 14 March||Sat 14 Mar||18:20||£11.00||Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Sunday 15 March||Sun 15 Mar||15:20||£11.00||Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Sunday 15 March||Sun 15 Mar||18:20||£11.00||Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
‘2021: A Cornish Space Odyssey’ (1hr) (Devised) (AUGUST 2019) - Narwhal Ensemble / Theatre Royal Drum, Exeter Barnfield, Ashburton Arts, intoBodmin
‘Whey Down South’ (1hr) (Alex Robins with Sam Parker) (MARCH, APRIL 2018) - Narwhal Ensemble / Theatre Royal Lab, Salisbury Arts Centre, Exeter Bike Shed, The Venue
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