LORRAINE & ALAN
Director Nel Crouch
Lighting design Cassie Harrison
Written by Nel Crouch, Becky Ripley and the company
Photography Paul Blakemore
Alan. 23. Recent graduate in Marine Biology. (High 2:2.) Son of Blakeney, Norfolk. Bedroom dweller and seal tour guide extraordinaire. One August, Alan discovers a young woman lying amongst the seals and their lives become irreversibly entwined. But who is Lorraine? Where does she come from? And why does she take so long in the bath? Lorraine & Alan is an award winning modern retelling of the Selkie myth with live sound design, song and several hundred plastic bottles.
Lorraine & Alan was largely developed during a residency at the Lyric Hammersmith. It’s been performed at the Bristol Old Vic Studio as part of Ferment Fortnight, VAULT Festival and INCOMING Festival. It was the 10th recipient of the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund for Theatre. It premiered at The Pleasance Theatre as part of the Escalator East to Edinburgh programme of work in 2014 and toured nationally in spring 2015.
” A very lovable show with buckets of charm” – Lyn Gardner, Guardian
“A triumph of layered, lo-fi storytelling and unexpected poignancy” – Fest Magazine
Winner: The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence. Winner: MTN Award for innovation in Music. Winner: The Pleasance Theatre’s Charlie Hartill Fund for Theatre. Nominated: The Arches Brick Award. Nominated: Peter Brook Empty Space Award