Kicked In The Sh*tter is written by Leon Fleming and directed by Scott Le Crass and is at The Hope Theatre from 21st March – 8th April.
To Purchase Tickets visit The Hope Theatre Box Office
Here, Scott Le Crass who directs the piece talks to Break A Leg in an exclusive interview:
Thanks for talking to Break A Leg, tell me about the piece and your vision for it.
The piece is about a brother and sister who we initially see as a younger age. It is light and playful as we hear their hopes, dreams and fears. We then see then in the present day and how their relationship and situations have changed.
The play changes location and time a lot, so it was important to me to create a production that was fluid, clear and cohesive in its staging.
Did you have initial ideas about casting and what you wanted actors to bring to the piece?
Leon allowed me to set the play in Birmingham which is a very specific type of accent. We also see the characters at younger points in their lives to the ability to play the lightness of young and the weight of the present day was essential. I wanted the actors to bring sincerity as well as find a connection to the text and each other that was believable.
What do you hope the audience will take away from the production?
To not quickly judge those who are struggling and in receipt of benefits. To work towards being more open about mental health issues.
Have rehearsals altered your initial thoughts, at all?
The rehearsals have clarified what I already felt about the play. It’s about sibling love that has through circumstance and time has been worn down. It’s also about how we cope with a lack of support.
What would you say to encourage people to buy a ticket?
It’s 70 minutes of warm, poignant and honest theatre that shows real people and real situations.
Finally, any advice for budding directors?
Create and support work that you are passionate about.
Thanks for a very insightful interview, I hope you enjoy a successful run!