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Edinburgh Previews 2018: Electrolyte

Written by James Meteyard with music by Maimuna Memon
Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain
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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 is suffocating.

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,
She ignites.

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 supported by The Watermill Theatre and Theatr Clwyd.

Wildcard is a multi award-winning theatre company that was created in 2015 with a dual purpose: to revitalise theatre and become a home for emerging artists. Since it’s foundation Wildcard has produced four sell-out productions, set up a series of workshops and training opportunities for actors and creatives and has recently been appointed an Associate Company of The Watermill Theatre.

James Meteyard with music by Maimuna Memon

James is an actor, director and writer. Since graduating from The Oxford School of Drama in July 2015 his acting credits include: Coriolanus (Rose Bankside), After Party (Pleasance Theatre), Troilus & Cressida (Edinburgh Fringe/Rose Bankside) Macbeth (Broadway Theatre) Writer (Camden People's Theatre). Short Film: Dysto- pian: Lovesong (Superhero Studios) His directing credits include: After Party (Union Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Broadway Theatre), Soundtrack Your Life (Theatre503) Writing credits include: Electrolyte, (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh) After Party (Pleasance Theatre, Islington). James also works regularly as a voice-over artist and is represented by Soho Voices.

Maimuna is a Lancashire born actress and musician who trained at The Oxford School of Drama. Recent credits include: ‘The Assassination of Katie Hopkins’ at Theatr Clwyd, Mary Magdalene in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, ‘Into The Woods’ at the Manchester Royal Exchange, ‘Buskers Opera’ at The Park Theatre, ‘Lazarus’ at the Kings Cross Theatre and ‘Winnie and Wilbur’ at The Birmingham Rep.
Maimuna has a huge passion for writing music, both for theatre and for her solo work. This is her first professional composition for theatre.


Artistic Team
James Meteyard with music by Maimuna Memon
Donnacadh O’Briain
Joseph Dawson
Costume Design
Hannah Hodge
Olivia Sweeney
Ben Simon
Chris Georgiou
Maimuna Memon
James Meteyard
Ten shows to catch before they get to the Edinburgh Fringe
Posted on 19 June 2018

Winner of the 2018 LET Award and supported by the Watermill Theatre and Theatr Clwyd, Electrolyte has a lot of buzz about it at the moment. Gig theatre exploring mental health and mental illness amongst young adults, it is also directed by Donnacadh O'Briain, who headed the Olivier Award-winning Rotterdam. Having seen a showcase of the production earlier this year, it really is a dazzling hour of performance.

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