Written by Jayne Woodhouse and Douglas Murdoch
Directed by Lex Kaby
Three interlinking short plays set in a dystopian future.
Premiered June 2nd & 8th 2019 at Burdall's Yard, Bath.
'When things started changing, nobody did anything. No riots, no protests, nothing. But how long could this last? In a society built on a rigid class system, where people are ranked from Class A to Class Z, these three original plays question the length that ordinary people will go to when faced with a life they no longer feel a part of. Be taken into the uncomfortably familiar world of these plays, as actors change characters and stories interlink. Cast a mirror to a society where, when it mattered, people did nothing. But rebellion is starting to stir and, if one thing’s certain, it’s that people won’t sit quiet for ever…'
Epic transitions paired with stark lighting flashes really gives you a pain-stricken “other-worldly” feel, beautifully accompanied by a live cellist which adds another touch of live drama to the piece. As a whole, I was impressed by Greedy Pig Theatre Company’s first production.
Alicia Pollard graduated from Bath Spa university with a first class honours degree in Acting. Since then she has been working on a combination of theatre and film projects as she continues to broaden her experience and craft.
Tom is an MA Musical Theatre graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Since then, his work has taken him across the globe, working on luxury cruise liners as a vocal production cast member.
Helen trained at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating with an Honours Degree in Drama Studies. After many years working at BBC Radio, she left to start a family. Since 2011, she has returned to the world of theatre, performing in venues throughout England.
Thomas studied Drama Studies at Bath Spa University. During his time at university he experienced and practice many aspects of theatre, including playwriting, directing, performance and theatre production, both on stage and screen.
Emma is a musician based in Bath. She plays cello in a number of local orchestras and ensembles, performing everything from large-scale orchestral concert pieces to intimate chamber music for events. She is equally at home
working with composers on film scores and singer songwriters for recording sessions.
Jayne has had many short plays performed in and around London. Her first full-length play, ‘Living with George’ was one of the winners in an evening of new writing and premiered at the Brighton Fringe in May 2017. She also now co-runs Loosely Based Theatre Company.
Lighting / Sound Designer
Jess is a second year student at Bath Spa, studying English and Drama. She took on a number of stage management roles in her first year, being involved in Hatch, Gunshow and Reversions, among others. This is her first lighting role, having been inspired by a creative production skills module.
James completed his Master's in composition after studying for his degree in Music at Bath Spa University. He now lives and works in Bath, participating in many of the choirs, including Noctis chamber choir, and the Bath Abbey choir. As well as singing, James works composing original soundtracks for a variety of genres and mediums.
Meg is a Graphic Designer with a passion for performing arts. She attended Bath Spa University where she studied on the Graphic Communication course. Alongside her studies, Meg was also a member of the Musical Theatre Society, where she met both Lex and Doug.
Intern / Dramaturg
Sixteen-year-old Sian is currently studying Politics, Sociology and Performing Arts at Writhlington Sixth Form. Having performed as Killer Queen in We Will Rock You, Sian has taken up the role of Dramaturg during her work experience with Greedy Pig Theatre Company.
Life, Still is comprised of three interlinking short plays set in a dystopian future. They are:
by Jayne Woodhouse
"I wish you wouldn't keep... helping people": in a world of curfews and hidden surveillance, a woman arrives home late one evening. She's been investigating again.
by Jayne Woodhouse
Sarah's mother was one of the first Watchers. It's been years since they took her away and now Sarah is out for revenge.
by Douglas Murdoch
Leading a revolution from their basement, Matt and Casper’s plans of overthrowing the system are rapidly dying, but one thing keeps them going - the prospect of a safe haven: Manchester.