LONG STORY SHORT Brings Take on the Modern Media to Charing Cross Theatre, Sept 15-Oct 11
Following an acclaimed run at South Hill Park and the Pleasance in Islington earlier this year, Long Story Short will transfer to Charing Cross Theatre for a four-week season from Monday September 15 - Saturday 11 October. Press night is Thursday 18 September at 7.45pm.
A cast of eight play multiple roles in an original production that plunges audiences headlong into the high-octane turmoil of the modern media world, captures the desperation of a 16-year-old as he tries to find his missing brother and travels through the 1960's with a young entrepreneur as he sparks revolution on Fleet Street.
Our lives are getting shorter. We live in a world of Wikipedia, Tinder chats and Twitter feeds - an information age of anything, anytime. With traditional newspapers in decline and journalists in the dock, we're fast losing faith in the institutions we once trusted... and becoming our own reporters.
Long Story Short, by Andrew Whyment, Lee Anderson and Adam Foster, looks art the ever-increasing speed of our digital lives and illuminates the implications of such a climate asking, "what's next?". This episodic, multi-stranded show is vibrantly staged with Squint's trademark cocktail of original drama, live music and ensemble-driven storytelling.
The writers of Long Story Short spent research time inside ITN and BBC newsrooms and interviewed many professional journalists.
Cast: Kevin Phelan, Cole Edwards, Louisa Roberts, Cliodhna McCorley, Tom Gordon, Fern McCauley, Eva-Jane Willis Director Andrew Whyment, Production Designer Georgia De Grey, Lighting Designer Aaron J. Dootson, Composer Rhys Lewis.
Produced by Squint, Steven M. Levy and Sean Sweeney.
Long Story Short
Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street , LONDON WC2N 6NL
Phone: 08444 930650 (booking fee applies)
Internet: www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk (booking fee applies) in person: Charing Cross Theatre (no booking fee applies)
Runs Monday 15 September - Saturday 11 October
Press night: Thursday 18 September at 7.45pm
Tickets: £20.00, £15.00