A town is in turmoil. A hospital is closing. And an MP is dead on the train tracks… Accident? Or opportunity?
When a local hospital announces its closure, panic ensues. Healthcare Assistant Rhea is forced to look for work elsewhere. Local lad Aaron worries about his mum’s treatment in the cancer unit. And Curtis just isn’t sure where he’s going to sleep. But when the three witness a horrific accident, a rare opportunity presents itself. As a dangerous decision triggers a wild chain of events, Rhea, Aaron and Curtis soon find themselves gathering power, influence and infamy – and inspiring a cohort of vigilante activists.
What does it take to enact real change?
And what would you sacrifice to keep it?
Age recommendation: 12+
Duration: 60 mins
Chalk Line is a multi-award-winning company who have toured work nationally and internationally. We are formally a Graduate Emerging Company of The New Diorama (19/20) and Associate Artists at the L&U Theatre (20/21).
Our work is both thematically and visually ambitious. As a company we look to experiment with form, by tackling socio-political subject matter in an innovative way. Our aim is to:
– simultaneously challenge and entertain while
– providing a platform to underrepresented issues and voices.
We combine physical expression, ensemble narratives and intricately bold designs, and are multi-disciplinary drawing from theatre, film, music, and dance.
-‘Blanket Ban’ by Davinia Hamilton and Marta Vella (artsdepot 2021, Artsadmin 2020).
-‘The Nobodies’ written by Amy Guyler. Nominations for Best Production of The Year and International Achievement at the Arts Council Malta Awards 2022. Winner of the LPT Standing Ovation Award for Best Ensemble 2021. OFFEST Nomination for Best Online Edinburgh Fringe Production 2021. Winner of the COMMON Award 2020. (National Tour 2021, Spazju Kreattiv Malta 2021, Pleasance Theatre 2021, Vault Festival 2020)
-‘CONNECTIONS’ by David Angland, commissioned by The Hat Factory Arts Centre (Digital – March 2021).
-‘Testament’ (Incoming Festival 2019, Hope Theatre 2019, Edinburgh Fringe 2018)
-‘Lost For Words’ – Commissioned by The Watford Palace Theatre. (Imagine Luton Outdoor Festival 2018).
Beyond the stage we provide free self-producing workshops to working class artists having collaborated with COMMON, artsdepot, NT Connections and The Pleasance. We deliver workshops in schools and youth theatre groups, provide free/discounted theatre trips for young creatives, and raise money for charities including CALM and Abortion Support Network.