New Production: Lost Souls
Four short plays about the search for emotional connection.
Lost Souls at The Chapel is Loosely Based’s first return to live theatre after lockdown. Three pieces from our original online production have been re-written and re-imagined for the stage and combined with the world premier of a new play.
Each of the characters in Lost Souls is struggling in their own, very different, ways to make positive and meaningful human relationships. Ray, in Beautiful, has lost the only true connection he has ever made, while in Chains Laura’s seemingly perfect life with her new partner hides a darker and more dangerous reality. In contrast, Woebot is a humorous take on what might happen when we let technology control our emotional needs. Finally the longer play, A Perfect Crime, is a new black comedy, where a couple find the pressures of lockdown lead them to uncover some disturbing things about each other.
Performed at The Chapel, Salisbury, on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of September, 2021.
Loosely Based Theatre Company
A vibrant, poignant and relevant theatre company, founded in 2017 to showcase new work which gives a voice to the important issues in society today.
It was formed by creative directors Jayne Woodhouse (writer) and Calum Robshaw (director) with productions that include the feminist future comedy Speci-Man, also Owls, which addresses mental illness and suicide, and Classified, which deals with social exclusion and inequality.
Jayne is the author of many successful non-fiction books and novels for children, school curriculum resources and an eBook collection of short stories for adults. She teaches creative writing in her home town of Salisbury, and has encouraged many new writers to achieve their own successes. Since she began writing for the stage in 2015, Jayne has had short and full-length plays performed in theatres in London, Brighton and Salisbury, to critical acclaim. In 2017 she created Loosely Based TC with co-artistic director Calum Robshaw, to further their shared vision of contemporary theatre. Read more >>
Calum is a multi-talented actor, writer and theatre practitioner based in London. Having graduated from East 15 Acting School, Calum went on study Commedia dell’Arte in Italy, with one of the world’s leading practitioners in physical comedy: Antonio Fava. He returned to Italy to further his physical training in the Advanced Diploma in Commedia dell’Arte. In 2015 Calum trained with Fourth Monkey Theatre Company on the ‘Year of the Monkey Course’ and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read more >>