It’s a Long Way Down

It’s a Long Way Down

“Eva and Billie found each other searching for someone to commit suicide with; Complete strangers, they meet with nothing but a pack of cards and the clothes they are wearing. Join them in their tent as they spend their last night on Earth together, beginning to appreciate the beauty of nature and of each other’s company.

Might there be something to live for after all?”

This is our second original production written and devised by Brendan Lucia, Lily Catalifo and Léoni Hughes, with the help of Lady Garden’s Artistic Director, Abi Smith.

‘It’s a Long Way Down’ is an original, darkly comedic, duologue between two women who meet for the first time at the top of Beachy Head, planning to commit suicide together at sunset. It follows Billie and Eva in what might be the last night of their lives or their first night spent together. 

The play is 55 minutes long, set in a tent, in ‘real time’, essentially a 55 minute conversation. We do the play in a 10 man tent, so the audience (being a max of 12) can join us in the character’s world, creating a very intimate/immersive experience.

Brighton Fringe

From 20th-25th May we did the play at the Brighton Fringe, in New Steine Gardens, with the name ‘A Long Way Down’. We had a very positive response from our run in Brighton, many people spoke to us after and shared their personal stories relating to suicide. We feel it’s a topic that is not talked about enough in our society today. We wanted to make a piece of theatre that would open up these conversations, raise awareness about the issue, and hopefully show people that they are not alone; mental health issues can affect anyone. We are currently building a partnership with the Samaritans, to have their help in creating our characters and the message we give to the audience and to give part of our profit to them.

A Long Way Down – Review’s

Brighton Source – Mike Allen (Web Link – Here)

“‘A Long Way Down’ is cracking good theatre and must rank as one of the best short plays in the Brighton Fringe”

BN1 Magazine – Ben Norris (Web Link – Here)

“Uniquely organic example of storytelling.”

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