The Orator, Theatre West

We are delighted to welcome Bristol company Theatre West to the actacentre Studio, with two new shows:-

The Orator, by Marietta Kirkbride

Directed by Chloe Masterton

Jenna helps people. No matter who you are or where you are in the world, when life strikes you a blow, Jenna is there for you. Because, like you, she has suffered – she’s lived with chronic fatigue for over 6 years now, and she runs this blog to help you cope.

Jenna’s also smart. She knows that opening up her life to the whole world has its dangers. But when David’s comment lands on her blog, the temptation to find out more is impossible to resist.

The Orator is a messily human thriller about the struggle of self-help and online identity.

Marietta Kirkbride has been a Pentabus Young Writer, a writer-on attachment at Bristol Old Vic and is a founder member of Bucket Club.

Chloe Masterton is a Bristol-based Director making theatre in the South West and beyond. She is a recent graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Directing MA.

The Orator will be preceded by The Driver, a short play by John Bassett. As we wait to board the last train of the day the kindly driver munches on a sandwich and chats away, putting us at our ease. Everything seems so ordered and normal – there couldn’t be anything sinister here …. could there?

The Orator is part of a season of work from Bristol’s favourite new writing company Theatre West which will run until late Nov in venues around the South West.

Tues 27th Sept – Sat 8th Oct (no shows Sun or Mon) 8pm (9pm Thurs 6th & Fri 7th)

Tickets £9 / £7