Presented by The Six Twenty
Wednesday 22 & Friday 24 February, 2017
The Six Twenty announces the cast for ParkLife a new show that’s currently in development as part of Live Theatre’s Live Lab Elevator festival of new work. It brings together the show’s original cast and creative team who first worked together as part of 10 Minutes To… at Live Theatre. ParkLife is written by North East based playwright Mhairi Ledgerwood and directed by Melanie Rashbrooke.
The two hander features Newcastle based performers Amy Foley and Chris Foley who both appeared in the original 10 minute version of the show. With the Earth under water, Victoria (played by Amy Foley) now lives on a ‘21st Century Noah’s Ark’. It’s here that she meets the heroic Alex (played by Chris Foley) who tries to help her adapt to her new life in space. But can Victoria escape the memories of her old life on earth and what will she do in order to survive? ParkLife explores an alternate Universe where the Earth has been destroyed. It examines the choices we make and how our memories can effect and shape us.
ParkLife began life back in 2014 as a short play. It was part of the Live Lab 10 Minutes To.. talent development scheme at Live Theatre, which helps develop new partnerships between writers, directors and performers. The piece was written in response to the theme 10 Minutes To..Save The Earth.
Since 2014 the piece has been supported through Live Lab to be developed into an hour long piece, which will be presented as part of a Double Bill of new work on Wednesday 22 and Friday 24 February.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Amy Foley graduated from Newcastle College Performance Academy in 2009 with a BA in Contemporary Acting.
Theatre Credits include; Happiness (Northern Stage), The Long Road (Customs House), How Did I Get to This Point? (Alphabetti Theatre & Live Theatre), 10 Minutes to Save The World, Missing Toes and Spines, Breakfast Hearts/Choir Play (Live Theatre), Mixtape (Lamer Tree Festival, Secret Garden Party Festival, Underbelly, Live Theatre), Cinderella (Lakeland Productions Tour).
Film and TV Credits include; The Shouting Men (Away Day Productions), A Place of Execution (Coastal Productions), Benfield Motors Lifestyle Test Drive Ad (Re-Production), The People’s History of Pop (7 Wonder Productions).
Amy also performs regularly as part of husband and wife duo The Foleys. .
Newcastle based actor and musician Chris Foley graduated from Newcastle College in 2009.
In 2014 he released his debut single No Love with Boomchang Records and he regularly performs his music at ThinkTank Times Square, Head of Steam and Central Bar, Gateshead.
His other theatre and film credits include FANS (NE Tour), Mixtape (Underbelly, Live Theatre),Turning Pages (Live Theatre), Lairds (Black Milk Films), Breakfast Hearts & Choirplay (Live Theatre), Aladdin (Gala Durham), Maximo Park – Karaoke Plays (Warp Films), The Little Boy Who Lost the Morning (Northern Stage).
Mhairi has had short plays presented at the Traverse, Northern Stage, Live Theatre, Alphabetti Theatre, and as part of Jabberwocky Market festival. Her first one act play White Noise, was presented at ARC Stockton in 2015 following mentoring by Bruntwood Prize winner Vivienne Franzmann. Other work includes Songs of the Blackbird (Alphabetti Theatre), Shatter (Jabberwocky Market), Cracked (ARC Stockton), and Hummingbird (ARC/Traverse). She is currently developing Signal Change, a play about young men and mental health. Mhairi is a member of Writers ARCADE and a script reader for Alphabetti Theatre.
22 & 24 Feb 2017 @ 7.30pm
Live Theatre, Newcastle
0191 232 1232
DURATION: 1hr (presented in a Double Bill which lasts approx. 2hr 20 mins inc. interval)
TICKETS: £8 full, £6 conc
ParkLife is being presented as part of Live Theatre’s Live Lab Elevator festival celebrating new work in the NE. The show is supported by Live Theatre and by Arts Council England.