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Structure & Space

 The current unfinished text is a provocation - an attempt to bring different styles of theatre together into one piece.

  Script Structure

In the current unfinished text the show is conceived in four parts using at least two different indoor spaces and an outdoor space. The traditional theatre auditorium plays a vital part in the show but other spaces offer different kinds of experience that enhance the whole journey.

As soon as audience arrive, they know this will be a very different experience at the theatre. An outdoor installation (‘Warm-up’) and interactive installation inside the venue explore themes from the story. It should be interactive, fun with a lot to do and different ways of making connection.

Part 1 – Spring
Set within the auditorium, part one strongly references traditional theatre. The stories are played out in two distinct styles, the downbeat contemporary young people and the highly theatrical agent and her cohorts. Trix seamlessly moves between these two worlds and the audience.

Part 2 – Summer
The audience leave the auditorium for the interval to an adjacent space where the show erupts and performance continues all around them; on a makeshift stage, on the bar, through the windows and onto the street outside. Perhaps the audience journey across the stage to another space backstage, thus opening up the physical world of the stage. Perhaps the adjacent space is in another building altogether.  

Part 3 – Autumn/winter…
The audience resume their seats but the show has changed. The effects continue all around them; leaves actually fall and fans blow cold winds while the going gets tough for our heroine as her dreams dissolve and new seeds are sown.

And Spring?… Finally the light changes, the sun peeps through and the two worlds of Thyme and the agents - collide. New life and new opportunities. With such disruption to global weather systems the 'natural order' of seasons is changing. How does this effect the story?

There is also a 2 page story version created by master storyteller Vergine Guilbenkian and the original 1987 text is available on request.