- From: April 7, 2019
- To: April 7, 2019
- Starting at: 12:00 PM
- Finishing at: 02:00 PM
- The Old Fire Station
- 2a Norwood High Street
- SE27 9NS
- United Kingdom
Low Level Panic
by Clare McIntyre
Director: Siobhan Campbell
Performances: July 2-6, 2019
First rehearsal: April 28, 2019
Written in 1988, Low Level Panic is often described as a modern feminist classic, dealing with society’s objectification of women.
Jo, Mary and Celia share a house, and as such they share a bathroom. We see them over the course of a day, discussing their day ahead, preparing for an evening out and the morning after. At times their views seem at odds with each other. These issues can be complicated and contradictory.
Jo thinks she is fat: she fantasises about having amazing legs and more sex with nameless men. Mary has been sexually assaulted: she wonders if she should have been wearing a skirt that day. Celia is convinced that the right shade of eyeshadow is the key to happiness.
Forced to share the bathroom, the three women confide in each other, as well as with the mirrors and the audience, revealing their private fantasies and anxieties.
Two men appear in one scene. We only hear their voices, but these roles will also be performed live and not as a voiceover.
Callbacks, if required, will be on April 11 at 8pm.
If you’re planning to attend auditions, please fill in this online form and bring it with you.
Ages for all three women are flexible, with a playing age of 30+.
Any questions please email the director, Siobhan.