No One Is Coming To Save You premieres as part of the Breaking Out initiative at The Bunker Theatre. Daniel Perks catches director Charlotte Fraser to discuss the work:

It was one of our Theatre Editor’s top picks for these spring months – in June, the Breaking Out initiative kicks off as part of The Bunker’s Summer Season 2018. A new programme by Artistic Director Joshua McTaggart, it champions new work from innovative theatre companies, with six shows all playing over the course of four weeks in a repertory style scheduling that is proving more and more popular on today’s fringe scene:

  • On Mondays and Thursdays will play Libby’s Eyes and Nine Foot Nine
  • On Tuesdays and Fridays will play No One Is Coming To Save You and Section 2
  • On Wednesdays and Saturdays will play Kiss Chase and GUY: A New Musical

Previously we interviewed Josie Shipp and her company’s show, Nine Foot Nine. Next up, we caught up with theatre company This Noise and director Charlotte Fraser, whose latest show, No One Is Coming To Save You, is a slow build that stems from two lives lived in social, political and economic fear:

Breaking Out The Bunker

Describe your show in three words.

Dizzying, experimental, hopeful.

How are This Noise feeling about performing at The Bunker as part of the Breaking Out event?

We can’t wait. Breaking Out feels like exactly the right place in which to open our first show, alongside five other young, vibrant companies. We’re looking forward to seeing the pieces in conversation with each other, and particularly in as versatile and atmospheric a space as The Bunker. We think its engaged audience will really appreciate the challenge of a show like No One Is Coming to Save You.

Who or what are your inspirations, the things that give you the energy to keep going and making theatre/ acting/ being involved?

When you see a play that captures an idea or emotion that is important to you but feels private, and you feel less alone.

What are the future plans for This Noise’s show? What is the dream after this run?

We’re taking No One Is Coming To Save You to Edinburgh! We’ll be at The Pleasance every day at 12.30. We’re so excited to learn from our run at The Bunker and from our audiences there so that the show can keep on growing. And hopefully we’ll be able to bring it back to London and on tour in 2019.

What is the best production that you saw in the last 12 months – can be any genre, style, in any theatre or performance space?

We’re huge fans of The Yard Theatre and so maybe we’d say This Beautiful Future or Ponyboy’s Vs.or alternatively This is How We Die by Christopher Brett Bailey, which we caught at the Almeida. Shows that tear up the rulebook and flip you inside out with their language and playfulness, such clear understanding of why we bother coming together in a room to watch other people move across a stage saying words.

 

 

No One Is Coming To Save You runs on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 June – 7 July 2018, one of the Breaking Out plays as part of The Bunker Summer Season. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the venue website.