Having already written about the discussion for this play by Nikki Norton-Shafau, I now witnessed the evolving play tonight. Direction was by Chris Sudworth whom was in the audience to gain a different view from the one woman show which opened the previous night. Sadly Martyn Ware (Heaven 17) whose company Illustrious provided the theatre with the revolutionary 3D sound wasn’t present due to illness.
With Nikki we have an up and coming actress/writer who wanted to test the boundaries of what can be achieved. The set was basically her character’s, Sky, bedroom as the play is about a woman who hasn’t slept properly for six months. The sound heightened the feelings she was trying to portray as her mind went into overload. Subjects like her mother and the wolf at the door illuminated proceedings that overpowered her senses. The audience was asked to participate at various points to help the show move in a certain direction. Undoubtedly she’s a person who manages to transmit her feelings to us, which was the purpose of the performance. The ‘Adventures Of Sky‘ now moves onto Amsterdam and Manchester, but you can also interact on-line too.
After the show I was one of twelve lucky people who had a key to The Core Lab’s very own Mario after-show tea party. This is where we’re treated to drinks and cakes and we as a group discuss the play, giving valuable feedback to Chris. This for me was just as entertaining and a chance to express our immediate thoughts. The diversity of opinions was refreshing and all constructive. So for me the whole event has to be highly recommended, thanks Nikki.