Red by Somalia Seaton, Chaos by Laura Lomas
12 - 16 October 2021, 7.30pm
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre
£15 / £8
When her best friend Jay goes missing, Dee withdraws into a twilight world of fragmented memories and conversations, shattered by her grief. Where should she look for Jay? What did she miss? What did Jay say? And what couldn’t she say?
At once moving, funny and tender, Somalia Seaton’s Red offers a window into the individual and collective concerns of any group of young women through this single, devastating event. It is an unflinching and bold exploration of the internal lives of young women, and what happens when their world is shattered by grief.
A girl is locked in a room. A boy brings another boy flowers. A girl has tied herself to a railing. A boy doesn’t know who he is. A girl worries about impending catastrophe. A woman jumps in front of a train. A boy’s heart falls out his chest. A butterfly has a broken wing.
Laura Lomas’s play Chaos is a symphony of dislocated and interconnected scenes. A series of characters search for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Bouncing through physics, the cosmos, love and violence, they find order in the disorder of each other.
The plays will be separated by a 20 minute interval.