The Basement Bunch Present

The Eden Effect

Take a read of our Interview with our Associate Company- The Basement Bunch ahead of their homecoming show.

Q1. So what have you been up to recently? It feels like forever since we had a good catch up.

Where to start! We have been developing our ACE funded show The Eden Effect this year, which debuted at Camden People's Theatre in May. We're also very excited to be bringing the show to The Hat Factory and The Curve Theatre in Leicester.

We've been busy planning the next year ahead and what we want to achieve. You’ll be seeing a lot more from our film strand this year as we’re now joined by a new executive member, Shakira Francis who will be leading on these projects.

We are also planning to revisit our first show as The Basement Bunch... stay tuned!

Q2. So The Eden Effect is coming to Luton. Tell us a little about the show and what we can expect.

The Eden Effect is about three women adapting to their new lives after a new law is implemented. We wanted to explore womanhood whilst shining a light on the society we live in. The #MeToo movement opened up so many conversations about women's experiences. This topic inspired us to research and explore the social and political aspect of feminism and imagine an alternate reality that echoes the chaos of today.

Q3. And how about the process as a company? How did you reach this point?

We started by imagining what this world looked like. Who are these women and how have they all been effected by this law? There were lots of discussions, followed by lots of trying things out and experimenting. Toby Clarke has written us a brilliant script based on our ideas. We're deep into our rehearsal process now but we're still finding ourselves shifting things about/making changes until it feels right!

Q4. What would you like to say directly to your #NGYTfamily and local community. Why should we buy tickets....if we haven't already?

As young women from Luton, our town and the people in it mean the world to us! We would love to see some familiar faces (our NGYT family) in the audience! We believe The Eden Effect is a show that will keep audience members on the edge of their seats and will make them think. Come along for a night of local theatre by local artists!

PS. We're so proud to be Associate Artists of NGYT. A massive thank you to David and Laura for all of the support and love. #ngytfamily always!

The Basement Bunch Presents
The Eden Effect

The Hat Factory
Wednesday 30th October.
£12/£10 concessions

PLEASE NOTE: The show is for 14+ (contains strobe, violence and sexual references)

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