Random Selfies – House to House

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Written by Mike Kenny
Directed by Owen Calvert-Lyons
Designed by Rachana Jadhav
Performed by Christina Ngoyi

“A three-year exploration into child loneliness, examines how filtering your life can make you miss what’s important.” The Stage 

Mike Kenny was included in the Independent on Sunday’s list of Top Ten Living Playwrights.

If I lived in the middle of nowhere, you could understand it.
If I was halfway up a mountain.
Or at the side of a lake.
And I had no brothers or sisters.
Well, you could understand it.
Couldn’t you.
If I said I was lonely.
But I’m not any of that.
I live in a flat.
In one of the biggest cities on the planet.
I’m never alone.
But I am lonely.

Performed on a digitally animated set, Random Selfies by Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Kenny brings to life the vivid imagination of ten-year-old Loretta, a lonely girl in a busy world.  Commissioned by Ovalhouse as part of a three-year exploration into the impact of childhood loneliness. For children aged 7-13.

Duration: 1 hour

Available online from 4 -11 June 2020. The creative team will be in conversation about making Random Selfies and issues of childhood loneliness and well-being during the Covid-19 lockdown. Send us your questions on social media using #HousetoHouse360. Video coming soon!

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Image © TheOtherRichard, 2019.

Supported by the Co-op Foundation and National Lottery through Arts Council England.