Initial Event: September 26/27, 2017
Hydrocracker’s new site specific/immersive work puts choice at its heart. On booking a ticket, audiences will receive one of two letters casting them as either Patients or staff members in a hospital. Performed in a found site, the play takes its inspiration from political moves surrounding the NHS today and projects their consequences into the near future. As characters in the tale, audiences will determine their own journey through the story, and, as a consequence, the fate of others.
Hydrocracker’s core team will be joined by an experienced team of practitioners including:
Writer Stephanie Street:
Stephanie's first play, Sisters, opened the re-furbished Sheffield Crucible in 2010. Her adaptation of Wuthering Heights played at the Ambassadors Theatre, Autumn 2015; and in the same year Stephanie was nominated for the Arts and Culture Award in the Asian Women of Achievements Award. Stephanie recently adapted Mohsin Hamid's award winning novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist for stage.
Associate Director: Nathan Crossan-Smith, theatre director and workshop leader. Nathan worked with Hydrocracker on Operation Black Antler, developing the Ensemble Cast.
Initial development work for The Choice is to be supported by The World Transformed as part of TWT2017, a week long, multi-venue festival of politics, art, music and culture alongside the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, September 2017. Hydrocracker’s creative team will work with a group of NHS workers, thinkers and activists to explore their thoughts, fears and hopes for the NHS, using the responses as a basis for a further R&D period Oct/Nov 2017.