Little Blue Fires

The McCarthyTheatre

Max is struggling with life and has no idea why. A new comedy exploring generalised anxiety disorder in young people.

Credits:

By Liam Watt-Pattison
Directed by Cheryl Govan

Price: £6.50

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24 February - 25 February 2017
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Max is struggling with life. He has no idea why and it’s not helped by the running commentary provided by his internal, extremely annoying, posse who ‘only want to help’.

Can several eventful taxi rides to ‘it’ll be alright’ Dr Albright and countless invasive examinations find an answer to his problems?

Are people really like sweeties? If so is Max an M&M or more of a Jellytot?

A new comedy exploring the very real issue of generalised anxiety disorder in young people.

Age: 14+


Writer Liam Watt Pattison says:

“For a long time I’ve wanted to write a play based on how young people react to being thrust into the world of mental health – in part based on my own experiences – and specifically, I wanted to focus on the theme of anxiety.

“Enter Max. A young student who, to combat his introversion, has come up with a group of imaginary friends. Gallahad, Kink, Motive and Spex, these fragments of his psyche are the best friends who accompany him everywhere, externalising his conflicts, nursing his wounds and generally causing more trouble then they’re worth.

“I was asked if there was anything I might be interested in developing with  the 15+ Rounders class. I brought in one of the scenes from the play and was soon writing a new scene each week for them to tinker with, and before we knew it an entire play had suddenly been created!

“Getting input from the class was incredible too. In all honesty some of my favourite lines in the play I’ve unashamedly nicked from them, as their improvisations when testing out characters and their emotional drives created some of the most hilarious but utterly honest interactions I’ve ever come across.”


Support your local young people and see the talent of the future in the making!

dates

24 February 2017, 7.45pm

25 February 2017, 7.45pm

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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough