Boundless Theatre has announced an exciting associated programme of wraparound activity for their upcoming production Addictive Beat.
Part gig, part theatre, this explosive new play explores being creative as a young person and the week of activities aims to bring young people together to collaborate, network, create and have fun.
The activities range from inspiring Q&A panels to creative workshops and rounds off with a unique sober rave from Morning Gloryville.
Written by award-winning Dawn King (The Trials, Donmar Warehouse; Foxfinder, The Ambassadors Theatre; Brave New World, UK Tour), and starring Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, Warner Brothers; The Children Act, BBC Films; The Duke, Pathé; Black Mirror – Bandersnatch, Netflix) as up-and-coming DJ Alex, and Boadicea Ricketts (Grantchester, ITV; Call the Midwife, BBC; Bartholomew Fair, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; She Ventures & He Wins, The Young Vic) as singer-songwriter Robbi, friendship and music connect as these two musician best friends hungrily chase admiration while facing their inner most demons.
When playing around with a track, they make something gloriously euphoric and wickedly addictive. However, with this new promise of potential and fame, the demons come ever closer. Both are forced to ask a crushing question: what is the high they are really chasing, and is the come down worth it?
Directed by Rob Drummer (for Boundless: Natives, Confidence, Radio Elusia), with an immersive staging at Dilston Gallery in Southwark Park and new music from Anikdote (35 million + streams on Spotify), this new show is about creative obsessions, re-connecting with the world and whether chasing the high of being worshipped by millions is ever really enough.
A unique production, Addictive Beat blurs the lines between theatre and live music. Boundless is also collaborating with music events ticketing platform DICE for the project, in an innovative partnership that aims to bring theatre to new audiences of music fans. The EP with songs from the show is available now on Spotify, just search for Addictive Beat by Boundless Theatre. The production is generously supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.