Dan Pick’s first full length play arrives for a run at the Theatre503 from the 10th to the 14th May.
Jelly Beans tells first-hand the story of a momentous day in the life of a young man teetering on the brink of self-destruction. As his drab existence is shattered by a violent attack and an escapist binge which sees him running from painful memories and present dangers, can a self-proclaimed hero save himself from oblivion?
It is a play which considers what happens the moment a man, who is filled with fear loathing and delusions of grandeur, is confronted with a very real image of himself in the future of what he is doomed to become.
Performed by Adam Harley, the production also features sound design by Owen Crouch and lighting design by Tim Boyd.
Writer and director Dan Pick said: ” We’re a generation raised on Disney, riddled with debt, anxiety and depression. We wished on stars as children but the happy endings we were promised seem more distant now than the farthest reaches of our universe. We live behind laptop screens, isolated by the very devices designed to connect us, fed to bursting on a diet rich in reality TV and pornography. It often feels as though we’re all facing our own individual crisis of purpose, and what happens when you realise the happily-ever-after might not be yours?”
Dan Pick is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Kuleshov. Theatre as Director includes: BU21 (Stuart Slade, Theatre503); Bulldog (Jenny Knotts, Pleasance Islington); PLAY#10 (Sam H. Freeman) and PLAY#16 (Dan Pick, Vault Festival – Winner: People’s Choice Award); Jelly Beans (Dan Pick, Peckham Pelican) and Prom (Oliver Emanuel, Peckham Pelican).
Jelly Beans runs at the Theatre503 from the 10th to the 14th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://theatre503.com/whats-on/jelly-beans/.