Wild Elusive Butterfly, By John Park

WILD ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY – Act I

Written By: John Park

Starring: In alphabetical order: Angela Bleasdale, Josh Rochford, Jeremy Drakes, Penelope Granycome, Victoria Grove, Will Harrison-Wallace, Philip Lawrence, Chris Manning-Perry, Julia Papp, Tom Slatter, Olivia Vinall, Sarah Whitehouse, Martin Witts, Eleanor Burke

Edited By: Craig Bulpitt, Malcolm Thorp

Directed By: George Maddocks

Sound Design By: Pete Wyer (play) and Tshari King (credits)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGJfDIEGHmM

In Act One of Wild Elusive Butterfly, cargo vessel Turmoil prepares to set sail for the Southern Ocean.  Shipowner Daisy Reculver and cargo owner Tom Devine negotiate terms and conceal desire.  Pregnant Jill and husband Jack explore the limits of marriage.  John and Peter enjoy contentment.  Primordial spirits feel undervalued.  And a tornado is approaching.

(Wireless Theatre Company, March 2012)

Inability to be honest with a loved one.  Failure to sustain a relationship.  Powerlessness to save a child.

Wild Elusive Butterfly is primarily a love story.  Daisy and Tom negotiate, and navigate the pitfalls that love and loss bring.  The people in their lives (and sometimes beyond) help make them who they are – and try to shape them into who they were meant to be.

A dictionary definition of loss is ‘detriment, disadvantage or deprivation from failure to keep, have or get’.   The play’s characters are almost all recovering from or dealing with this emotional or physical dispossession.  They have sacrifices to face, choices to make.  Their stories intertwine whilst they search, ignore and try to fill their individual voids.

What is the cost of honesty?  In a business world where communication is prime, personal lives fall apart as characters struggle with what they need to say, what they should say – and what they want to say.

Loss can push friendship to its limit; relationships can be stretched; individuals make unrealistic demands.  Sometimes, only help from beyond the present world and lifetime can provide the clarity needed to go on.

And you can never go back.

(Josephine Arden, March 2012)

Alice In Wonderland with filth.

(Jeremy Drakes, March 2012)

Running Time : 1 hour 20 minutes

THIS PLAY CONTAINS SWEARING AND ADULT CONTENT AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.

WILD ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY – Act II

Wild Elusive ButterflyWritten By: John Park

Starring: (alphabetical order): Eleanor Bennet, Andrew Boxer, Jeremy Drakes, Victoria Grove, Will Harrison-Wallace, Irina Karatcheva, Dylan Kennedy, Nick Lucas, Julia Papp, Jennifer Skapeti, Alex Walker, Sarah Whitehouse, Andrei Zayats, Eleanor Burke, Tom Slatter

Edited By: Craig Bulpitt, Malcolm Thorp

Directed By: George Maddocks
Sound Design By: Tshari King

In Act Two of Wild Elusive Butterfly, Tom finds life after death on a South Sea Island.  He meets new friends car-crasher Dr Friday, retired rent boy Sugar Popsicle, a cheeky Porpoise and – at Lake Baikal – novelist Fasil Iskander and the late Commissar of the Baikal Shotgun Factory.  Alive, Jill confronts the unexpected consequences of childbirth.  Daisy faces life alone.

(Wireless Theatre Company, March 2012)

Wild Elusive Butterfly, a radio play in three acts.

Download ACT I HERE

Download ACT II HERE

THIS PLAY CONTAINS SWEARING AND ADULT CONTENT AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.

Running Time : 59 mins

WILD ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY – Act III

 Wild Elusive ButterflyWritten By: John Park
Starring: Angela Bleasdale, Jeremy Drakes, Victoria Grove, Will Harrison-Wallace, Philip Lawrence, Nick Lucas, Julia Papp, Josh Rochford, Jennifer Skapeti, Olivia Vinall, Sarah Whitehouse, Eleanor Burke, Tom Slatter.
Edited By: Craig Bulpitt, Malcolm Thorp
Directed By: George MaddocksSound Design By: Tshari King

In Act Three of Wild Elusive Butterfly, John and Peter surprise the Furies with an invitation and shocking suggestion. Magda gives Jack a recording (naughty!). In the Garden of Eden, Tom can’t tempt Daisy with an apple, but a red cigarette might end in a kiss.

The Wireless Theatre Company, 2012

Running Time : 23 minutes

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~ by wirelesstc on January 15, 2014.

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