Connections Festival 2019 - Thursday 2 May

Community Events , Youth Theatre
Thursday 2 May 2019

Part of Connections Festival 2019

Tiptoe School of Performing Arts perform Chaos by Laura Lomas
The Oaks Academy perform Stuff by Tom Wells

Age Guide: 12+

Chaos - Connections 2019 


by Laura Lomas

A girl is locked in a room. A boy brings another boy flowers. A girl has tied herself to a railing. A boy doesn’t know who he is. A girl worries about impending catastrophe. A woman jumps in front of a train. A boy’s heart falls out his chest. A butterfly has a broken wing.

Chaos is a symphony of dislocated and interconnected scenes. A series of characters search for meaning in a complicated and unstable world. Bouncing through physics, the cosmos, love and violence, they find order in the disorder of each other.

Laura Lomas – Why I Wrote this Play:

‘I’m interested in chaos. I think most of the time we try to impose order on our lives – we’re scared of the mess of being alive; we want to contain it, to put our hands around it. I wanted to write something that embraced chaos, that celebrated it, in all its strange unpredictable energy, in all its trouble, and its beauty. I didn’t want it to always make sense, but I did want it to feel very alive – all the ways I remember feeling as a teenager.’ 

Stuff - Connections 2019 DT


by Tom Wells

Vinny's organising a surprise birthday party for his mate, Anita. It's not going well: his choice of venue is a bit misguided, Anita's not keen on leaving the house, and everyone else has their own stuff going on. Maybe a surprise party wasn’t the best idea?

A play about trying (but not really managing) to help.

Tom Wells – Why I Wrote this Play:

‘I wanted to write about friendship, loss, and the way people try to do the right thing for their mates when there isn't really a right thing to do.’

Tiptoe School of Performing Arts present Chaos by Laura Lomas and The Oaks Academy present Stuff by Tom Wells