The production will run at The Shipwright from the 22nd September until the 2nd October.

(c) Manuel Vason

Co-written by Melly Still and Max Barton and directed by Melly Still, the full casting for the production is set to include: Lauren Moakes, Yohanna Ephrem, Tamaira Hesson, Ryan Gerald, Katherine Manners, Alex Mugnaioni, Al Nedjari and Christopher Saul.

Maisie is an influencer with a questionable new brand partnership. Lulit is in turmoil, struggling to remember what happened to her last night. And in the late eighteenth century, Gretchen is caught up in a world-changing discovery…

the play is set to be performed in the grounds of hidden architectural gem the Master Shipwrights House in Deptford in South East London and forms part of London Borough of Culture. The Master Shipwright’s House and Office is one of the few remaining parts of Deptford’s former royal dockyard. Founded by Henry VIII in 1513 the King’s Yard became one of the most important shipbuilding yards in the world before finally closing in 1869. It was bought and restored by its current owners in 1998. Since then it has been a home and creative space for artists, performers and audiences. 

Alongside the production, theatre company Fuel will host three events alongside The Gretchen Question, between 22nd Sept – 2nd Oct 22, at The Shipwright theatre in Deptford. Two of these sessions are being commissioned by Sounds Like Chaos who will devise the sessions and deliver them with Fuel’s producing support. The third session is being commissioned and delivered (in-kind) by Young Wilders with the Shipwright producing support.

The sessions are an extension of the play and will be an opportunity for audiences to reflect more widely on its topics whilst developing their creativity and learning new skills. These sessions are divided into three areas (language for internal comms): Voice (commissioned to SLC), Space (commissioned to SLC) and  Self-Sustainability (produced in kind at The Shipwright).

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