Charlie (played by Taran Knight) and Emma (played by Francesca Heraghty-Smith) meet, fall in love, do stuff and then... And then this new play, Lightspeed, starts and goes into reverse romance gear, picking out the pieces of psyche along the way – as Charlie gets trapped in Emma's ideological fantasies and unrealistic realities.
It's a drama that maybe makes you think about relationships and John Lennon's wisdom that `Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans'...
"The show takes us back to the beginning when Charlie and Emma first meet, falling in love quicker than the skyline falls to dust and tumbling hopelessly into a cycle of thoughts that aren't said and actions without meaning" explains Executive Producer, Gayle Hare "It has been honed to the best it can be, with an early performance leading audience members to comments like `This fantastic play is just extraordinary' and `To start at the end and end at the beginning is just genius'"
Organised Chaos Productions, based in Eccles, isn't new to acclaim. Lightspeed will be its 14th production, and previous shows have won awards from the Buxton Fringe and Studio Salford.
"We were set-up in 2009 to support new and emerging talent across the North West, with each show bringing together a brand new team of emerging talent - writers, directors, actors, stage managers and designers" says Gayle "Each team has been sourced from open calls. They are all talent at the early stages of their careers, and have come from the thriving Greater Manchester theatre scene or direct from university and many other places besides. The team is supported by the producing team at Organised Chaos and many of the creative people they have worked with have gone on to work within the theatre industry."
The Lightspeed script has been selected as the best from loads submitted to the company and this resultant reverse love play shouldn't disappoint...
Organised Chaos Productions
Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June
The Lowry Studio 8pm £12
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To see the Lightspeed trailer – click here
For more details of Organised Chaos, see the company's website – click here