She is caught between two worlds, above and below the water.
Riley’s at that in-between an age where you can still carry off a crop top yet a whole bottle of wine has serious consequences the next morning. The parks are full of families, the pubs are full of mates but it’s only in Tesco that Riley can be whoever she wants to be. Back home, David Attenborough floods her flat with the story of the worlds loneliest whale. She understands its low, mournful sound – it too is lost at sea.
Deep Blue is a heartfelt, sometimes humorous and raw exploration of what it means to belong, punctuated by an original indie-rock soundtrack.
There are over 7.7million people living alone in the UK, Deep Blue shines a light on the importance of human connection.
“Lights flicker and glow, it might be the lights of the city or it might be the hundreds of connections we make every day”
Written by Hayley Greggs, Directed by Nicole Behan and featuring original music by The Mono LPs.
Design by Sascha Gilmour, Lighting Design by Phil Saunders, Film & Photography by Wes Storey, Dramaturg Samantha O’Rourke.
The ensemble cast features Danielle McLauren, Tom Wilson, Edalia Day and Holly Phelps.
Recommended for ages 12+
Contains mild swearing and strobe lighting
Performances: online 8th-15th May 2021
Q&A: 8pm 12th May on facebook live
Kindly supported by:
Arts Council England Project Grants, Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust, Peggy Ramsay Foundation, The Granada Foundation, Elizabeth Rathbone Charitable Trust, Unity, Liverpool & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres.