Two short plays, ‘Phobia’ and ‘The Song of The Worm,’ launch Before I Go Theatre Company.
Phobia. Irrational fears increase a pace in the ‘developed’ world. What is Lilly’s phobia and can she confront it with the help of therapist, Tom? Yet, is this really the turmoil of her psychology or is it wrought by society?
The Song of The Worm. Explores our reactions to climate change across the generations, makes manifest the unseen influence of press, power and advertising that insidiously shapes our views and asks the question “Where are the radical elders?”
Before I Go Theatre Company is an ageless enterprise, for age should not be a restriction but an opportunity to work across the generations. Rupert Mallin and Helen Wells have worked together on many arts projects. In 2018 they wrote ‘From Flowers to Punk’ (hidden histories of Norwich in the 1960s and 1970s) which was performed at a Garage Scratch Night event. Helen Wells is a Multimedia Artist whose work layers hand drawn animation, video, text, soundscape and performance. Rupert Mallin has had two plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and several plays staged in theatre.
Age Suitability – 16+