I HATE ALONE
BY ELLEN BRAMMAR
Chloe and Danielle are best friends, the ‘best’ bit is very important to them (they are completely oblivious to the fact that this makes them sound like eight-year-olds.) They live in their own world, creating their own theme music, striving for unattainable goals. Their lives up to this point have been full of disappointment, envy of other people’s success, anger at being wronged and pain from being ignored – the only good thing in their lives is their friendship. With 30 skulking ever closer Chloe and Danielle are both questioning and analysing their lives and how they got to where they are today.
They feel cheated. They decide that enough is enough, it’s time to take back control, life is full of crappy injustices and the only way to make it fair is to make other people’s lives a little more shit. They decide to seek revenge on the people they believe ‘fucked them over’ in the past in the desperate belief that it will make them feel better in the present.
Through characters that are obsessed with ‘fairness’ this play will explore what it means to live with the envy and anger of seeing your friends and neighbours succeed while you are stuck in your shit life. How far would we go to try and readdress that balance of ‘what is fair’ and ‘what is entitled to us’? This is a play about anger, revenge, dark thoughts and above all, friendship.
This production is a test event for a new strand of work entitled Plug & Play; borrowing from the traditions of the travelling musician, able to pop-up and perform with a small amount of setup time but maximum impact. This production is the first of a programme of work which can pop up in non-traditional theatre spaces and offer a unique experience which changes perceptions of going to the theatre, without asking spectators to take too many risks.
Performance details will be announced soon.