A tender, furious and fragile reimagining of Moby Dick from Fringe First winning writer and storyteller Casey Jay Andrews. A suburban fable of bad luck, reckless choices and irrational hope. THE WILD UNFEELING WORLD is a surreal and lyrical story about the times when we leap, where sometimes we soar, and sometimes we drown.
The epic infamous whale is reinvented in London as a woman on the brink of self-destruction, caught in a chaotic quest for forgiveness.
(Expect whale facts)
By Casey Jay Andrews, creator of THE ARCHIVE OF EDUCATED HEARTS
Winner FRINGE FIRST Award Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018
Winner BEST THEATRE Award Adelaide Fringe 2019
Reviews for THE WILD UNFEELING WORLD:
Recommended in THE GUARDIAN's top picks of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019
★★★★★ "Unique storytelling flair" Within Her Words
★★★★ “Funny, and sad, and deeply human, this stands out for the elegance of it’s writing and the depth of its emotional journey" The Scotsman
★★★★ "Deeply charming... intimacy and power" The Independent
Casey Jay Andrews is a multi-award winning writer, designer and theatre-maker based in the South East of England (though her heart is planted firmly in Edinburgh's Old Town).
Casey’s play "The Archive of Educated Hearts" won The Scotsman's coveted Fringe First Award at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a Best Theatre Award at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe, "Critic's Choice" from The National Scot (2019), and it was listed in the Scotsman's "TOP TEN returning Theatre or Dance shows" and "TOP FOUR shows to see in under an hour"of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was also long-listed for the Old Vic 12 in the writing category in 2017 during early stages of development. It is a cross art-form piece of storytelling exploring the impact of breast cancer through verbatim interviews and an honest autobiographical narrative of grief, strength, compassion and kindness. It had its North American debut at The Soho Playhouse New York City, the same theatre where "Fleabag" and Hannah Gadsby's "Nanette" first played the city.
Her previous work has been shortlisted and nominated for The Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund, The MTN Awards, The Underbelly IdeasTap Award, The Infallible Awards, The Sit-Up Awards and The DramaUK Scottish Daily Mail Award. Casey is also an alumnus of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society's Emerging Producers Development Programme.
Casey began writing, directing and designing as one of the Artistic Directors behind HookHitch Theatre, from there she has gone on to work with many collaborators and companies where she has developed projects through from conception to production. She is currently producing new work as Artistic Director of Lion House Theatre.
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This piece eschews an authorial voice in favour of a kaleidoscope of perspectives on the 2019 Anti-ELab protests- which could be on-going or history by the time you read this.
Alex is funny. So their mum says at least. “It’s genetic, Hun. I’m f**king funny, me.” Watch Alex navigate the omnishambles of gender, comedy, and living with yer mum.
Fireworks is an experimental piece of new writing paralleling two narratives in two timelines. This is a story about love, faith and the science behind CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
Within Her Words
"Unique storytelling flair"
“Funny, and sad, and deeply human, this stands out for the elegance of it’s writing and the depth of its emotional journey"
"Deeply charming... intimacy and power"
British Theatre Guide
"A master storyteller"
The Wee Review
"A story of survival, even in the teeth of a storm"
"An exceedingly fun and endlessly eclectic adventure... it stands out with its beautiful design and breathtakingly honest performance"
"Must See Show"
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