Jessie's sick of Leeds.
A city she thought she would never leave.
But the aimlessness of the people
she once believed she would always need
Wondering whether she's had enough,
in a dirty nightclub not too far off,
Jessie's blinded by the light of Allie Touch,
a singer song-writer with a taste for big ambitions,
amongst some other stuff.
Feeling rough in the five in the morning sunlight,
Jessie's sight is fixed on the path that Allie lights
And like a moth to a flame in the night,
Written in spoken word poetry and underscored entirely by original music created live, Electrolyte is an explosive piece of gig-theatre exploring schizophrenia, depression and male suicide.
Electrolyte is the winner of the 2018 LET Award and is currently supported by The Watermill Theatre and Theatr Clwyd.
Jessie | Olivia Sweeney
Paul | Ben Simon
Ralph | Chris Georgiou
Allie | Maimuna Memon
Jim | James Meteyard
Created by the company
Directed by Donnacadh O'Briain
Written & conceived by James Meteyard
Music & Lyrics by Maimuna Memon
Produced by Joseph Dawson