“This is a true story…our love story” Jonah tells us but the course of true love never did run smooth and anyway, is your “happy ending” mine too?
Blink by Phil Porter, tonight (Friday 26 August) at 9.15pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 7.30pm, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, is an unconventional, quirky and voyeuristic, this funny, delicate love story, weaving themes of loneliness, bereavement and consensual stalking.
Sophie, vulnerable and raw from the loss of her father to pancreatic cancer, craves visibility whilst Jonah, sheltered and fresh from a religious commune, having lost his mother to the same disease, wants to find out what “life on the outside” is really about. They find each other in Leytonstone. Their ensuing relationship is dysfunctional, darkly funny and unexpected-in more ways than one!
Peppered Wit Productions impressed audiences with their 2013 production of The Collector by Mark Healy at Upstairs at the Gatehouse theatre and received a four-star review from Everything-Theatre, describing their intense psychological thriller as “chilling and thought-provoking….my favourite piece so far at this year’s Camden Fringe”.
With a creative and fluid approach to set, sound and lighting, the Peppered Wit team of Tara Lacey, Rob Hall, Jem Turner and Nick Wilson work collaboratively on all aspects of the staging. Creating a multi-functional set has been a challenge but one which the team has relished as they look forward to the show.
Peppered Wit have worked together on many productions for other companies, including Brassed Off for Banbury Cross Players in collaboration with Hook Norton Brass Band (where the quartet first met!), and taken fringe theatre to Edinburgh (2012) and Camden (2013).
For more details and tickets www.camdenfringe.com.