Breathing Corpses (2011)
by Laura Wade
When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse - Sophocles
Amy's found another body in a hotel bedroom. There's a funny smell coming from one of Jim's storage units.
And Kate's taking her bad day out on the dog. There's no going back after what they've seen.
Breathing Corpses is a dark mysterious puzzle of a play that will keep you guessing as the daisy chain of events unfold.
Chilling, absorbing and once it all makes sense you'll want to see it again just to reconnect the dots.
I know the play may have a bleak title but it's really not all doom and gloom. Essentially, it's a play about 'The Art of Living': how people deal with what life throws at them. When people find dead bodies the newspapers tend to focus on the body rather than the person who finds them. It's the idea that once you've lifted the lid and looked inside the box, what you've seen stays with you. You can't unsee what you have witnessed. It's a play that requires a little bit of detective work in its structure (no spoilers) but this makes the experience all the more rewarding. I hope you enjoy the play as much as I have directing it. My personal thanks to the cast and crew for making it such a pleasurable and rewarding experience.
Mark Bullock, Director
- AMY - Amy Wells
- JIM - John Irvine
- ELAINE - Juliet Holden
- RAY -Stephen Glover
- KATE - Fiona Gallacher
- BEN - Paul Vaughan Evans
- CHARLIE - Daniel Bird
- Assistant Director - Kerry Vandersteen
- Stage Manager - Kay George
- Lighting Designer - Peter Stevens
- Set Designer - Hazel Hindle
- Set Construction - Hazel Hindle, Carole Coyne, Tom Hancock and Cast and Crew
- Assistant Stage Manager - Siobhan Campbell
- Sound Design - Mark Bullock
- Lighting and Sound Operators - Jai Campbell & Kerry Vandersteen
- Fight Director - Anton Krause
- Photograhy - Phil Gammon
With thanks to:
Alan Buckman, Jeanette Hoile, Helen Chadney, Dave Hollander, Stuart Draper, the Front of House, Box Office & Bar Staff for helping it all run smoothly and finally both the casts and crew of Charlie Brown, & The Merchant of Venice (2011).
Special thanks to my wife Edwina for printing t-shirts and for her general - 'I'll help you out' attitude.
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