Scarlet - Southwark Playhouse
“Let’s face it babes, you did kind of bring it on yourself”
Scarlet likes sex. That’s never been a problem for her. Then one morning she wakes up to find she’s gone viral. A video of her being sexually abused by a gang of boys has appeared online and it’s picking up popularity. Everything starts to fall apart.
All Scarlet wants to do is put her head down and push through, convinced that it will all blow over if she doesn’t make a fuss. But the cracks are appearing faster than she can paper over them. Hurtling towards breaking point, Scarlet is left with a choice she may not be able to come back from…
Theatre Renegade’s world-premiere of Scarlet, written by Sam H. Freeman, was a finalist for the 2016 Off West End Awards and is published by Samuel French.
Directed by Joe Hufton, Scarlet featured Heida Reed, Lucy Kilpatrick, Jade Ogugua, Asha Reid. With original music by Benji Huntrods and Ed Burgon.
“The play does a rare thing – it captures the messy emotional battlefield of young lives played out on social media. Refreshing with lashes of lively, spiky wit.” The Evening Standard
“The work is brutal, but utterly watchable. This is one of the tightest pieces of theatre currently on the stage.” British Theatre
“Smart, engaging new play about slut-shaming and social media.” The Stage
Need/Want/Crave - Leicester Square Theatre
In Response To... The Orlando Attack - St James Theatre
Need/Want/Crave, developed with The Factory and InBetween Theatre, features two playlets written by New York-based playwrights Nia DaCosta and award-winner Shapour Benard.
In How the Heart Works, Adam seeks to escape a party in a forgotten room only to have his isolation shattered by Rachel.
The gripping drama Kingdom Come depicts a final guilt-ridden conversation with the brother who cannot be saved.
In the wake of the deadliest incident of violence ever committed against LGBTQ people in America, Theatre Renegade presented a night to come together and raise our voices; in memory, in protest, in solidarity.
The night featured a mixture of new pieces written in direct response to the tragedy, performances of pre-written texts and musical performances, all selected to honour and commemorate the victims at Pulse nightclub.
Writers and Directors
Lily de la Haye
Christopher A Adams