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Wildcard Bring Multi-award-winning Gig Theatre Show Electrolyte to Portsmouth

Published: 15th May 2019 18:08

Award-winning theatre company, Wildcard, are set bring their gig theatre hit, Electrolyte, to the New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth on 22nd June. 

This leg is part of the company’s first tour which sees them take in 32 venues across the UK and Ireland. This tour follows their award-winning run at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where the company scooped the Mental Health Fringe Award and the Pleasance Best Newcomer Award.

Joint Artistic Director of Wildcard, and writer of Electrolyte, James Meteyard said: ‘we’re thrilled to be coming to Portsmouth.  When we founded the company in 2015 we had big dreams of taking our work to the regions and we’re beside ourselves that these dreams are becoming a reality. Mental health is rightfully becoming something which is acceptable to talk about and we’re delighted to be part of the conversation.  This show deals with tough subjects but has an uplifting message; we want to help people around the UK and Ireland to know that it’s okay not to be okay and promote the importance of community in combating poor mental health.’

Andrew Eaton-Lewis, Arts Lead for the Mental Health Foundation, said: ‘We're very pleased to be presenting Electrolyte for a week of dates at this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. This is the second year that we've invited the winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Fringe to return to Scotland for our nationwide festival, which is now in its 13th year. Electrolyte was a clear favourite among our panel of award judges; it's an exhilarating, inspirational show that tackles a very difficult subject with great sensitivity. We are also supporting Electrolyte's other tour dates across the UK, and are delighted that they will be helping to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation in its 70th anniversary year.’

The show is written by James Meteyard with music composed by Maimuna Memon. The cast comprises Megan Ashley, Chris Georgiou, James Meteyard, Ben Simon, Robyn Sinclair and Olivia Sweeney.

Tickets for show can be purchase by calling the New Theatre Royal box office on 023 9264 9000 or by visit the New Theatre Royal website.

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