Think you’re alone on your morning commute? Think again. As Andrew Bruce-Lockhart’s new satire Letting Go shows, anyone one could be watching and plotting. Book your tickets now!
The bleak, dark comedy runs at The Hen & Chickens Theatre as part of Camden Fringe from 15 to 17 August 2019.
A man pries into the lives of a couple having an affair on his morning commute. As he watches, the man reflects on his life. We learn that he is the product of a brutal childhood, is obsessed with the insincerity of social media and society’s morals, and how the last time he did something like this, it ended in murder.
Letting Go examines how we live our lives through social media and the coast it has on our humanity. It explores how we, as a society, treat social media – the truths we don’t tell and the lies we do, and the tendency to view strangers we encounter on it as not real. Bruce-Lockhart’s play tells the story of an individual’s battle with their past, their demons and their struggle to come to terms with all this, while living in a society that is saturated with social media.
Speaking about the impetus for writing the play, Bruce-Lockhart said:
“I remember the moment people’s actions on social media made me realise there was a problem. When the devastating image of the drowned Syrian boy on a beach was shared… some people attacked the father, displaying a brutal callousness for a human enduring unimaginable suffering.”
Paul Bridger takes the role of The Man, having previously appeared in Coercive at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Homeless Comforts at the Etcetera Theatre and Glengarry Glen Ross at Miskin Hall.
Zoe Cunningham play Judith, with CMJ Taylor as Robert. Cunningham’s credits include How To Do Acting (Properly) at The Pleasance and Ward 6 at Baron’s Court Theatre, while Taylor is best known for YouTube comedy series British Rationals.
Andrew Bruce-Lockhart’s Blueberry Goose Theatre Group is a small theatre company working in the south east of the United Kingdom, London and Kent. At the 2018 Camden Fringe they staged God 2.0 at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre. They are currently working on bringing that production back to the London stage and on new play Skybridge, a futuristic tale of workers on the titular timezone spanning structure.
This year’s Camden Fringe features an eclectic line-up of 300 different productions. Joining Letting Go in the London fringe festival are productions including Kafka adaptation Red Peter, spy satire Agent 14, tale of ambition The Last King of Porn and story about bridging the perceived intergenerational and technological divide, Pigeons, which is directed by Bruce-Lockhart’s brother, Dugald.
Letting Go runs at The Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Rd, Highbury, London N1 2NA from 15 to 17 August 2019, with performances Thursday to Saturday at 9pm. Tickets are priced £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Full festival programme
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