Testament


'Do you ever look at the people you use to know and love and wonder when? When did they suddenly disappear from your life?'

Winner of The Creativity Award 2018. In the beginning God created the heavens and earth and... Max! After a car crash, Max questions what happened to Tess. Answers take the form of apparitions of modernised biblical characters, aiding Max in his discovery or tempting him away. His only hope of recovery lies in the hands of his brother Chris, whose guilt is driving him away. Chris has two options, watch his brother fall apart or choose a new form of treatment which will allow him to alter Max’s life forever. 

'How far would you go to save the person you love?'

Testament is an award winning play exploring how we as individuals deal with grief. It was first staged at East 15 Acting School's Debut Festival by a collection of creatives from the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre Course; notable alumni include, Antler, Lost Watch and The Pretend Men.



Cast


Max- Nick Young

Tess- Hannah Benson

Chris- William Shackleton

Doctor- Jensen Gray

Jesus- David Angland 

Lucifer- Daniel Leadbitter

Creatives


Co-Directed and Written by Sam Edmunds

Composer and Co-Director - William Patrick Harrison

About the Company: Chalk Line Theatre


Chalk Line Theatre was formed in 2017. The company consists of two actors/theatre makers (Sam Edmunds and William Patrick Harrison) all of whom trained on the Acting and Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School. Thet have recently won the Epping Forest Creativity Award and The Love Luton Award, as well as being commissioned by Imagine Luton and Arts Council England to create work for the Imagine Luton Festival 2018

Sam and Will represent the best of young British emerging artists. Their work displays great sensitivity and a thoughtfulness for their audience. I’m excited to see how they shape the next generation of theatre in this country. Jesse Briton- Bear Trap Theatre Company, Wassail Theatre Company and The Jones Collective. 

Mission Statement: Smashing old form to create new foundations. Chalk Line offers raw and punchy stories based on human experience. Exploring the threshold between cinema and theatre, we aim to take audiences on a journey they have yet to have experienced, communicating through spoken word, electronic soundscapes and live video feed/projection. An exploding cinematic pallet, with colours of politics and compassion, our work looks to create a new form which connects and uplifts urban communities.

Work includes: ‘Testament’ Winner of the Epping Forest Creativity Award-Debut Festival 2018, ‘Lost For Words’ Winner of The Love Luton Award, Commissioned by Imagine Luton, Supported by Arts Council England-Imagine Luton 2018, ‘The Regular Everyday’- Winner of the Fresh Faced Film Festival 2018- Appearing at Latitude Festival 2018, ‘Acknowledgements’-Debut Festival 2018, ‘Attachment’-Launch Festival 2018.



Company Reviews


Without a question this show was created by true artists. Whether one is looking for creative writing, great directing or charismatic actors - this performance has it all. The realities of life, dream and hallucination are beautifully interwoven offering the spectator an amazing journey. I sat in absolute stillness for the whole show. Questions, emotions, feelings were coming and going in the most organic and natural way. Having won Fringe First, back during my acting career, I know how difficult it is to create something that stands out from hundreds of shows. This show certainly has something magical, that the audience will certainly remember. Marcin Rudy- Song of The Goat 

“Testament” is a beautiful piece about loss and love. Most of the action takes place from inside the mind of car crash survivor as he’s recovering, allowing for an interesting insight into the fragmented and non-liner process of our memories. The show leads us on a journey that asks important questions about the value we place on relationships and the importance of our shared experiences.  It’s a thoughtful piece that thoroughly charmed me. - Luke Clarke The Alchemist Theatre Company

Production Details


    Run Time:
  • One Act: 55 mins

  • Age Restrictions:
  • 15

  • Tickets:
  • £10.00 Edinburgh Previews
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    Performances:
  • Mon 23rd Jul 2018 - 7:00 pm
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