“The sky was painfully big, but our worlds were small, our lives little. So when we found each other in the muddle of it all, that feeling of belonging was addictive.”
Mal, Ama, Lewis and Oskar have grown up together; hedonistically charging through life in rural Devon. Living from party to party, they're railing against the stories that have been written for them as they stand at the precipice of adulthood. But all the space can be suffocating, and it’s tough sometimes – feeling so low in a place so beautiful.
The powerful poetics of Malaika Kegode and soaring music of Bristol band Jakabol combine in this autobiographical gig-theatre show directed by Jenny Davies.
Genre-defying and emotional, Outlier explores the impact of isolation, addiction and friendship on young people in the often-forgotten places.
Outlier’s journey to the stage began as part of Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment Fortnight in the Weston Studio in Feb 2020. It was commissioned and further developed during lockdown by an incredible creative team of independent artists, with the support of the Ferment team.
Outlier will finally have its premiere in the Theatre on our biggest stage this June, co-produced with Ferment as both an in-person and live-broadcast event, so this powerful production and incredibly talented South West team can reach audiences in Bristol and beyond.
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