a cocktailer's guide to surviving a pandemic
When you’ve got a hold of the bottle, it can sometimes feel manageable. But, if it gets poured down your throat and you don’t get to say stop, then very quickly you start to drown.
March 2020. The world shuts down and with it, Elle’s entire career as an actor. Shows are cancelled, contracts are put on hold and mental and financial stability are thrown out the window. So, she sets herself a task: a list of the world’s top 100 cocktails. Something she must work through to help keep her focused. Something to help rebuild a fractured friendship. Something to help her heal from a past that insists on haunting her.
A semi-autobiographical one-woman show using cocktails to make hard stories easier to swallow. From the bottle to the shaker to the glass, it’s a story about how the world chews us up and spits us back out, but how ultimately we are given the gift in choosing how to respond.
This show is the 2023 winner of the Bruce Millar Graduate Fellowship from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
After a chance meeting in a train carriage, a brilliant physics student falls in love with an aspiring writer, but as their relationship becomes increasingly unbalanced, she starts to recognise that even their love is constrained by relativity.
Written by Stephanie Greenwood
Directed by Meghan de Chastelain
Produced by Very Rascals
Research & Development May 2023
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