Saturday, September 24

Tag: Chronic Insanity

24, 23, 22 – Omnibus Theatre
London

24, 23, 22 – Omnibus Theatre

24, 23, 22 presented by Chronic Insanity is a clash of characters, one travelling in reverse whilst the other chronological. Two strangers introduce themselves through abstract writing that occasionally rhymes with an underlying consistent beat from the DJ who stands in the middle narrating the two different lives with different theme music. Previously performed on zoom, the live version was underwhelming and confusing as to what the message of the piece was. From what I believe, we are made to question how often we check up on people with reference to mental health and feeling invisible to the crowds around us. However, once learning that he had seriously injured his ex-girlfriend’s father and attempted to rob the woman next to him I had a lack of sympathy for the choices he was makin...
Flavour Text – Chronic Insanity
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Flavour Text – Chronic Insanity

Flavour Text is a new interactive online theatre piece by Nottingham-based company Chronic Insanity that invites the audience to participate in an internet-wide treasure hunt on their laptops. Part of Chronic Insanity’s 12 shows in 12 months, it is directed and designed by Joe Strickland and is produced by Charlotte Holder. The show is experienced across numerous different websites, online forums and chat threads that help you uncover the truth about several people who have gone missing in and around Bermondsey in South East London. Described as “the written equivalent of a found footage film” by the creative team, this show asks you to put aside your conventional notions of “online theatre” and instead, put on your detective hat as you wade through a series of hidden clues, discreet c...
Hairy Hands FM – Chronic Insanity
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Hairy Hands FM – Chronic Insanity

Hairy Hands FM is a new immersive audio experience by Nottingham-based company Chronic Insanity that seeks to recreate a century-old urban legend inside your room. The story is derived from the real-life sightings of a pair of mysterious ‘Hairy Hands’ that motorists blame for causing numerous road accidents in Dartmoor, Southwest England since the 1920s. Combining binaural sound design with an interactive web app design, the 20-minute experience invites audiences to tune in to a fictional local radio station wherein something dark lurks about and the radio host asks for your help to put away this mythical creature once and for all. Written and directed by Joe Strickland with Hannah Parsons on production and sound design, this show was commissioned by New Creatives – a talent development s...
Myles Away – Chronic Insanity
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Myles Away – Chronic Insanity

Chronic Insanity has been making theatre since 2012.  Set up by Nat Henderson who, in typical small theatre company fashion, combines many roles such as playwright, director, performer, costume designer, make up artist and still finds time for her Artistic Director role and studying for her Masters in English Studies.  Her Co-Artistic Director Joe Strickland is also a good juggler and combines being an up and coming director with being a writer, producer and performer whilst researching for a PHD looking at Future Experience Technologies with a focus on Drama and Performance.  Their interest in this area has prompted them to look at a slightly different approach to theatre using technology to give the ‘theatre goer’ interactivity so that each viewer may have a slightly diff...