Co-directing Alone

Kathy Burke will co-direct, and take on tour, a new play by Sally Abbott with Scott Graham, as part of the 25th anniversary of the Frantic Assembly theatre company.

The world premiere of I Think We Are Alone will run from February 3, 2020 to May 16, visiting 11 theatres across the UK including the Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Lowry in Salford, Nuffield Southampton, Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud and Leicester Curve.

The company’s website describes it as “a delicate and uplifting play about our fragility, resilience and our need for love and forgiveness.”

As for the story… Two sisters are estranged and bicker over text. Their brittle and aggressive language is pushing them further apart when what they really want is to meet, clear the air and talk about the events that happened when they were young girls and haunt them still.

Here’s a canned quote from our Kath:

Having been a fan of Frantic Assembly for many years I’m really looking forward to working with them as a co-director as it’s something I’ve not done before. It’s good to try new things when you’re a groovy oldie.

The show will be co-directed by the Frantic Assembly’s artistic director Graham and associate director Simon Pittman, and will feature a soundtrack from electronic band Underworld.

The full tour is:

Mon 3 – Sat 8 Feb 2020Theatre Royal Plymouth
Tue 11 – Sat 15 Feb 2020Liverpool Playhouse
Tue 18 – Sat 22 Feb 2020King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Tue 25 Feb – Sat 21 Mar 2020Theatre Royal, Stratford East
Tue 24 – Sat 28 Mar 2020Leicester Curve
Tue 31 Mar – Sat 4 Apr 2020Nuffield Southampton
Tue 14 – Sat 18 Apr 2020Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford
Tue 21 – Sat 25 Apr 2020Northern Stage, Newcastle
Tue 28 Apr – Sat 2 May 2020Bristol Old Vic
Tue 5 – Sat 9 May 2020Oxford Playhouse
Tue 12 – Sat 16 May 2020The Lowry, Salford

The play stars Chizzy Akudolu, Charlotte Bate, Polly Frame, Caleb Roberts, Simone Saunders and Andrew Turner.