After a critically acclaimed try out production in Manchester in 2017, the original play Noir was set to return in 2020, but then the world stopped due to the pandemic. Out of wanting to keep theatre alive, actors acting and audiences enjoying, the writer/director and producers at Vertigo Theatre Productions, armed with only camera phones, gathered the cast safely in a giant warehouse to put up the production without an audience and film the show on those phones, and not just that, but film it in the style of a black and white movie.
Noir is set in past New York and tells the story of Veronica Smart, a beautiful but manipulative woman who is married to a man unworthy of her love as she lives a life she never really wanted. After starting a new job at the local high school, Veronica manages to the capture the attention of a few students, but teaching them is the last thing on her mind. It’s not long before Veronica is spinning a web of lies that will lead to infatuation, obsession, manipulation and murder.
Loosely inspired by a true story, Noir is an original play shot on stage in the style of an old movie. With a TINY budget, dedication and imagination, this exciting capture of the show sends you back in time to witness the crime. Paying homage to black and white movies of the 40’s,50’s and 60’s, join us for a night of suspense, melodrama, bad behaviour and murder.
So, join Vertigo Theatre Productions at Stream.Theatre, turn the lights down, pour a glass of wine and spend a couple of hours with Veronica Smart in the world of NOIR.
Now let the wicked games begin.
Book tickets here.- https://www.stream.theatre/season/172
Production – NOIR (Filmed Version)
Written/Directed by – Craig Hepworth
Cast – Emma Morgan as Veronica Smart, Richard Allen as Jimmy Flynn, John Tueart as Cliff Smart, Anna Hickling as Vivian Pierce, Joe Slack as Riff Randall, Steve Connolly as Det Sal Pelletier, Rebecca – Clare Evans as Jean Pierce, Luke Richards as Harvey Flynn and Jade Shaw as Lana/Betty/Clara
Produced by – Vertigo Theatre Productions.
Release date – July 23rd 2021
Available on – Stream.Theatre