I Think We Are Alone - Stream

by Sally Abbott

Ticket Info

Overview

Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth Production, co-produced by Curve. Filmed in Association with Tea Films

We are thrilled to be able to offer streamed performances of our production I Think We Are Alone, the tour of which was cut short in March 2020 by the global pandemic. This specially commissioned version for the screen, captured by TEA films and directed by Frantic Assembly Artistic Director Scott Graham is streamed via Stream.Theatre as part of a ‘digital tour’ and promoted in association with venues whose dates had to be cancelled last year. Including; Theatre Royal Plymouth, Theatre Royal, Stratford East, MAST Studios Southampton, Oxford Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Curve Leicester and The Lowry.


"When the pandemic put a halt to our tour of I Think We Are Alone, it felt cruel and unnatural. We were left with a feeling of disconnect and unfinished business. I Think We Are Alone was originally created through a fascination with our desires and difficulties to connect, how we alienate the ones we long to hold close. That has only been pulled into greater focus through numerous lockdowns. I Think We Are Alone is an opportunity to take the work in a new form to the venues and regions that missed out when the tour was halted and to potentially new audiences across the UK. We are building towards presenting work in theatres in the near future but this project reflects our ache and desire to connect with our audience at a time when we need each other more than ever.“

Scott Graham - Artistic Director

I Think We Are Alone was commissioned as Frantic Assembly’s 25th Anniversary production and premiered at Theatre Royal Plymouth in February2020. It was on a 15 week tour and playing to full houses at Theatre Royal Stratford East when the tour was cut short due to the global pandemic. The production was remounted and filmed at MAST Southampton, where Frantic Assembly is an Associate Company. The digital capture has been supported by an Arts Council, England Project Grant and funding from The Garfield Weston Cultural Fund.

The original production was directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham. It was designed by Morgan Large - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat [London Palladium], Wonderland [Nottingham Playhouse] - with lighting by Paul Keogan - Lady Windermere's Fan [Vaudeville Theatre, London], The Plough and The Stars [Lyric Hammersmith/Abbey Theatre Dublin] - and sound design by Ella Wahlström - Peter Pan Goes Wrong [Apollo], Jellyfish [The Bush].

From those electric moments of discovery and connection to the dark hours of isolation, we all seek community and resolution. But sometimes what connects us is what we need to escape from.

Two sisters (Charlotte Bate & Kirsty Stuart) are estranged and bicker over text. Their brittle and aggressive language is pushing them further apart when what they really want is to meet, clear the air and talk about the events that happened when they were young girls and haunt them still.

Josie (Diveen Henry) is not allowing grief to get in the way. All of her focus is on what is best for her son, Manny (Khai Shaw). She desperately wants him to fly but can she let him go?

There is a person shaped hole in Graham’s heart (Andrew Turner) and it is driving him to some dark places. When a stranger returns an act of kindness both find themselves opening up and connecting in a way that might just bring a bit of light in.

I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us and those faces we need to see again. It is about letting go and holding on to what we love the most.


The filming and streaming of I Think We Are Alone was supported by Garfield Weston Cultural Fund and a Project Grant from Arts Council England.

Ticket info

Streamed Performances are available to watch at the following times via Stream.Theatre:

Monday 29th November at 7.30pm

Tuesday 30th November at 7.30pm

Wednesday 1st December at 1.30pm

Wednesday 1st December at 7.30pm

Thursday 2nd December at 1.30pm

Thursday 2nd December at 7.30pm

Friday 3rd December at 7.30pm

Saturday 3rd December at 7.30pm

All tickets cost £12.00 plus £3 booking fee.

Running Time - 100 mins + 10 minute intermission

Subtitles available.

Discretionary age recommendation 14+. Contains strong language.

Credits

Writer:
Sally Abbott
Director:
Scott Graham
Set & Costume Design:
Morgan Large
Lighting Design:
Paul Keogan
Sound Design:
Ella Wahlström
Additional Composition:
Stefan Janik
Casting Director:
Will Burton CDG
Associate Director:
Gavin Maxwell
Lighting Associate:
Matt Whale
Sound Associate:
Jim Whitcher
Wardrobe Associate:
Josie Gummer
CAST:
Josie:
Diveen Henry
Ange:
Charlotte Bate
Clare:
Kirsty Stuart
Manny:
Khai Shaw
Bex:
Elexi Walker
Graham:
Andrew Turner
Grandad (voice):
Tarinn Callender
Production Manager:
Hugh Borthwick
Deputy Production Manager:
Matt Brewster
Company Stage Manager:
Candice Wilson
Deputy Stage Manager:
Kate Eccles
FOR TEA FILMS:
Director of Photography:
Dan Patrick Hipkin
Cinematography:
Adam Kes Hipkin, Pier Tommaso Chirico, Oliver Bury
First Assistant Director:
Holly Hughes
D.I.T.:
Maria Pullicino
Editor:
Adam Kes Hipkin

Original stage production directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham