BUSY is a new show exploring the busyness epidemic that’s overwhelming many of us. In development in 2020.
‘Welcome to workaholics anonymous. If everyone could please turn off their phones’
A darkly comic and human look at our endless battle to do more and be more. The endless hurrying between meetings. Racing for trains. Not enough time for lunch. And somehow getting the kids out the door with only seconds to spare. Have we become addicted?
The cult of busyness and the addiction to being busy is on the rise. Our 24/7 culture means we’re becoming increasingly time poor and sleep deprived. In BUSY the eternal problem of finding happiness is pitted against our insatiable desire to achieve more, do more and be more. Perhaps, it’s time to rethink how we live and work and indulge in a little idleness.
“How long does it take for you to reach for your first shot of email in the morning? Followed shortly by a coffee. And then the day starts to rush in.”
BUSY will be a fast-paced, immersive show inspired by the real-life experiences of people living in the UK. Together we’ll look at what it’s like to live in today’s busy obsessed society and how we can help each other get a little less stressed.
BUSY will mix new writing, devised and verbatim theatre together with live music to make a high-octane theatrical experience. Feat. swivel chair choreography, cutting edge digital and a head-banging soundtrack.
This devised ensemble piece fuses verbatim and devised drama with live music and projection. we’ll look at the rise of 24/7 culture, what it’s like to live in today’s busy obsessed society and how we can help each other become a little less stressed.
“The stresses of modern-day living are putting considerable strain on family life, with one in ten Brits (10%) saying the last time they spent quality time with their family was over a year ago, or not at all.”
British Heart Foundation (2019)