A NEW PLAY written by MEGAN JENKINS
Currently in Research and Development.
Coming again SOON.
One day, a small child disappears without a trace.
As the years go by, the story is distorted, retold and warped again, becoming a fairy tale, a snippet of courtroom statement, a ghost story and fragments of misremembered memory. For those left behind, immersed in a sea of speculation and half-truth, is it possible to piece together the past?
Gone explores superstition, loss and violence; alongside our compulsion to tell stories. It looks at how these ancient narratives inform our modern identities, our perception of the world around us and, crucially, our behaviour toward others.
Megan’s debut play, A Working Title, toured in 2016 and was subsequently nominated for the Best Newcomer Award and shortlisted for the New Writing Award at Manchester Fringe. She has since written for Original Impact Theatre Company (Gone), Misprint Theatre (Phase 5), Tip of the Iceberg Theatre Company (Exposed) and Dolls House Ensemble. Her work has been performed at The Union, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Edinburgh Fringe, Manchester Fringe, The Blue Elephant Theatre and numerous secondary schools and colleges across the UK.
Megan’s newest show, Catch of The Day, premiers at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with Red Fox Theatre, whilst Gone will debut at The Lion and The Unicorn Theatre in London.
Her upcoming plays, Nostos and Knock, are being developed with the generous support of The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.
THE ORIGINAL IMPACT ENSEMBLE
Gone first premiered at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre as part of Camden Fringe in the summer of 2018.
Director: Olivia Stone
Movement and Musical Director: Lily Dyble
Stage Manager: Gabriella Bland
Photography by Lidia Crisafulli