“Stunningly intelligent,” “captivating and compelling”, “stunningly original” – Check out the reviews from an earlier run of solo drama Impact, which comes to London’s Hen & Chickens theatre this week, then book your tickets now.
The one-man show runs at the Highbury venue from 28 to 30 November 2019.
Taking a real incident that took place in Glasgow in 2014 as its starting point, Impact examines what happens to four fictitious men who were there on that day when many lives were changed forever. A crash of such proportions that it makes countrywide news cannot help but affect the lives of all those that witnessed it.
But what if your life was difficult before this event. Does such a public tragedy help you overcome your troubles? Or make them worse? Or, ultimately, make no change to it whatsoever?
Impact, which was titled Glasgow ’14 when it ran at the Edinburgh Festival in 2018, was inspired by a bin lorry crash on 22 December 2014, when the driver was said to have blacked out at the wheel. Six people were killed in the incident and 15 were injured.
Impact was written by Sally Lewis to explore the ‘unseen’ illness of male mental health, and deals in particular with the ‘masculine’ habit of not talking about problems and feelings. Lewis started her career as a health and fitness writer, drawing on that background and previous colleagues and connections to research Impact. Neil Gwynne plays all four characters in the show, being directed by Benet Catty.
Impact is the first of two shows produced by Free@Last TV to run at the Hen & Chickens Theatre this winter. It is followed, from 11-21 December, by Jud Charlton‘s festive treat, Charles Dickens’s A (One-Man) Christmas Carol.
Impact runs at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Rd, Highbury, London N1 2NA from 28-30 November, with performances Thursday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Review highlights from Impact’s previous run, when it was titled Glasgow ’14