The light burns blue

Semerciyan, S (2015) The light burns blue. Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, UK, 15-18 April 2015.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Semerciyan, S
Abstract: It is 1918 and much of the western world is reeling from the horrors of World War 1. When Elsie Wright and her young cousin, Frances Griffiths, claim to have captured - through photographs - images of fairies, the grieving public turn to these ethereal images in desperation. Many, including novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, are seeking proof of the existence of small spirits in the hope that these findings mean that their lost loved-ones are not gone forever. However, Winifred Douglas, a zealous journalist, is not so easily convinced of the authenticity of the images and is determined to reveal the truth behind the girls’ story. She is perplexed though when her investigation leads to more questions than answers, as she probes deeper into the verity behind the photographs.
Date: April 2015
Event Location: Bristol Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, UK

Written by Silva Semerciyan. Directed by Lisa Gregan. Devised in collaboration with the Bristol Old Vic Young Company.

The play was commissioned by Tonic Theatre as part of its new Platform series aimed at addressing gender imbalance and inequality in theatre. Platform comprises big-cast plays with predominantly or all-female casts, written specifically for performance by school, college and youth-theatre groups.

Has been performed in USA, Australia, UK, Ireland, Canada. The Canadian production won a Cappie Award.

Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
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