Ghost Town (2014)
Written by Jessica Fisher, Directed by Katie Posner and presented in association with LOV (Lincolnshire One Venues)
An east coast beach. A cold October dawn.
A young woman lies unconscious on the tide line. Joe stands over her watching, panicking. He is hiding a secret so dark he will do anything to make sure she won’t tell.
Joe’s world is about to explode.
Megan has found herself somewhere that seems familiar. What is she searching for and why does she recognize the young man at the waters edge washing his hands?
Can Megan help stop Joe’s self destruction?
Together Joe and Megan struggle to make sense of their shared past and the mismatched versions of the events that have brought them to this place.
This thrilling story is about lost friendship, memory and what it means to be courageous.
“In a story in which the past is so important what ultimately pervades in Ghost Town is a sense of optimism for the future. This comes not just from the narrative but also from the creative talent. The three young leads all handle their roles with passion and skill.” What’s On Stage ****
“…far from sparse and ghostly, packs out the Studio with an imagination and spirit that will certainly haunt its especially younger audience members right past the theatre doors.” The Yorker
“…something original and provoking, something to really sink your teeth into…” The Yorkshire Times
“…strong, believable and engagingly hopeful portrait of youth dysfunction and disconnection.” British Theatre Guide
“…Katie Posner’s direction combines with set, sound and lighting to create a hypnotic performance.” The Northern Echo
The production was accompanied by an educational resource for teachers and students studying Ghost Town.
Play written by Jessica Fisher
Directed by Katie Posner
Assistant Director Oliver O’Shea
Designed by Gem Greaves
Lighting Design by Andy Pilliner
Sound Design & Composition by RJ McConnell
Production Manager Ben Pugh
Stage Manager Jennifer Hirst
Rehearsal Production Photography by Ben Bentley