Baby wipes, glitter and cans at the ready, Joni and Scarlett head off on their respective weekends. From two walks of life and residing on two sides of the festival, the pair unexpectedly meet in the neon fields of Electric Picnic. Hysterically riotous and soul-stirring, ELECTRIC probes our innate prejudices and preconceived notions of who we are while taking you on the session of a lifetime!
Written by: Ali Hardiman
Director: Clare Maguire
Cast: Ali Hardiman, Ericka Roe
Composer & Sound Design: Sam Hardiman
Set Design: Ursula McGinn
Lighting Design: Shane Gill
In May 2018 ELECTRIC had it's World Premiere in Theatre Upstairs. It then went on a tour around Ireland and the UK including the following venues:
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Underbelly Delhi Belly Cowgate: 1st - 26th August
Brighton Fringe Festival, The Caxton Arms : 25th May - 2nd June
St.Johns Theatre Listowel, Kerry: 2nd May
The Lyric Theatre, Belfast: 25th - 27th April
The Axis Theatre Ballymun: 17th April
Friars Gate, Limerick: 12th April
The Civic Theatre: 2nd - 6th April
The Dolmen Theatre: 28th - 29th March
Smock Alley Theatre: 18th - 23rd March
Theatre Upstairs World Premiere 2018
For production bios, click here.
"...the closest thing to heaven you're likely to experience for quite some time..."
★★★★★ The Arts Review
"...engaging and humorous, Electric is a comedy with a heart."
★★★★ The Reviews Hub
"...two gifted performers"
Show of The Week
★★★★ Irish Mail on Sunday
"A touching script, tremendous performances, great music..."
★★★★ TN2 Magazine
"this is a show you really must see"
★★★★ Broadway Baby
"I was completely blown away"
★★★★ Broadway World
"this two hander is masterfully handled"
★★★★ Everything Theatre
"an intoxicatingly charming millennial fairytale"
★★★★ Fringe Biscuit
"Electric is witty, cheeky, and refreshingly relatable"
★★★★ The Student Newspaper
"Hardiman's comedy chops get a superb outing in this love letter to the fun of music festivals..."
"This is a sweet, coming-of-age play that vibrates with the spark of newly discovered freedom..."
Best of What's On,
The Sunday Times
"a MUST see"
Sunday Business Post (feature)