First look rehearsal images have been released for Addictive Beat, the explosive new play by award-winning writer Dawn King (The Trials, Donmar Warehouse; Foxfinder, The Ambassadors Theatre; Brave New World, UK Tour).
Part gig, part theatre, the show kicks off Boundless Theatre’s Autumn season with a story of two best friends who create a euphoric beat that could change their lives forever.
Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, Warner Brothers; The Children Act, BBC Films; The Duke, Pathé; Black Mirror – Bandersnatch, Netflix) takes on the role of Alex, a DJ, and Boadicea Ricketts (Grantchester, ITV; Call the Midwife, BBC; Bartholomew Fair, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; She Ventures & He Wins, The Young Vic) portrays singer-songwriter Robbi.
Friendship and music connect Alex and Robbi as they 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.
Addictive Beat runs 21st September to 7th October 2022. Tickets are on sale here.