20 Stories High present…
WHOLE is a gritty, funny and uncompromising new play for teenagers and young adults- exploring sexuality, love, death and religion, with live music and spoken word.
What happens when you’re in a hole?
What happens when that hole’s inside you?
What do you fill it with to make yourself feel whole?
Last year, 3 teenagers emailed 20 Stories High to ask if they could make a play about their friend Holly. This is how it unravelled….
Teenagers: …So that’s our story and we really want to tell it… and we want to play ourselves… cos actors wouldn’t really be as convincing as us…
20 Stories High: It’s a very moving story… but we’ve got loads on at the moment… we’re really sorry…
Teenagers: But we really want to tell this story…it’s important. It says on your website that “Everybody’s got a story to tell… and their own way of telling it…” We thought you’d help us…
20 Stories High: OK …well come back in a year, when we’re less busy, and let’s talk…
One Year Later… This is the play we made with them… WHOLE… with live music and outspoken truths…
Chantal – Annabel Annan-Jonathan
Dylan – Jacob Beswick
Joseph – Joseph Adelakun
Holly/Nathalie – Grace Willis
Production Manager – Samuel Kent
Company Stage Manager – Helen Lainsbury
Technical Stage Manager – Jonathan Sims
Sound Consultant – Sean Pritchard
Set Construction – Lobster Productions
Trailer and Digital Marketing – Gavin Wood
Production Photographer – Robert Day
Director – Julia Samuels
Writer – Philip Osment
Designer – Anna-Marie Hainsworth
Musical Director/Composer – Keith Saha
Lighting Designer – Douglas Kuhrt
Dramaturg – Lin Coghlan
Associate Artists – Curtis Watt, Martin Stannage, Keisha Thompson
Additional music and lyrics – Keith Saha, Keisha Thompson, Bradley Thompson, Curtis Watt, Joseph Adelakun, Annabel Annan-Jonathan, Meshach Spooner, Jacob Beswick, Grace Willis