New Play 2018
by Jess Palfrey
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 at C Venues
When The Friendship Has Sailed is a comedy about the near impossible task of making new friends as an adult.
Carrie, a young(ish) Geordie woman, has recently moved to London as all her friends are too busy birthing children and visiting photogenic resturants to spend time with her. Carrie so far has been fine on her own, until she is offered an international career-making oppurtunity which means she has to find someone to look after her pet goldfish, Christina. Carrie makes a pact with Christina to 'put herself out there' and find a new friend, although as it turns out, is a lot harder than it sounds.
Featuring original songs, bubbles, a goldfish and a swimming pool.
Their newest show aims to delve deeper, tackling loneliness, anxiety and the difficulties of making friends in the modern world. Naturally it is a comedy.
The cast is lead by Geordie actress Natalie Ann Jamieson who plays the friendless Carrie. Stage and screen veteran Elizabeth Edmonds shines as Carrie’s only friend, Christina the singing goldfish, while playwright Jess Palfrey plays the role of frenemy Serena.
This show features original songs by Australian composer Louis Peake. It also features puppetry, dancing, bubbles and scuba diving. Sound is designed by @Jo Diskett and Lighting is designed by Amy Daniels.
When The Friendship Has Sailed is directed by Edwina Strobl, Artistic Director of Flugelman Productions, whose recent show ‘Boxman’ by Daniel Keene received five star reviews at Brighton Fringe.
This show is supported by SOHO Theatre Young Company.
Photography by Nick Brittain.