"In death, you make one final decision... make sure it's the right one." Sound ominous? The debut show from Halcyon Productions, simply titled 100, investigates the theme of death and how you would spend eternity. What would it be like to stop, step out, look at our lives and reconsider our choices?
Four strangers recently deceased are now trapped in limbo, leaving them in a state of panic and confusion. The only means of escaping the void is by choosing a past memory in which to spend eternity. As each memory is revisited, the strangers fall further into despair. In order to choose, they must first discover more about themselves before time runs out...
"She's a romantic at heart, but doesn't show it initially," Nikita said. "It gets revealed throughout the play through her relationship with Alex. I cried the first time I read the script. I love portrayals of death and what people think might possibly come after."
"Sophie has had a life that's driven by career success," Jessica said. "So suddenly having to stop and re-assess really hits her hard as she has think about was it all worth it. When I first read the play it really made me stop and think how I would like to spend eternity. I think the audience is going to be surprised by how much it pulls at your thoughts and your heartstrings."
"I've been assigned the lighter side of The Guide which is going to be interesting because I think, even though there is this light and dark nature we are going with, there's still a very flat plain that the character operates on. I think splitting the role will bring a new flavour to it for people who have seen the show before."
"We read through the script and there was a moment where we thought this doesn't quite seem like the right dialogue to be coming from one person, so we decided to split the role in two. Surprise – I'm the darker side of the Guide! It's a really interesting concept as to what happens to you after death. I found myself wondering what particular memory I would pick to live in for eternity. It's a lot harder than you think."