"Electrolyte is gig theatre at its finest" Fringe Review “Crackling with irrepressible energy… a brilliant production★★★★★ Ed Fest Mag; “An immediate standing ovation” ★★★★★ The Scotsman, “Loud and liberating” ★★★★ The Stage "Explosive theatre" ★★★★★ Voice Mag. “Absolutely f**king Phenomenal” ★★★★★ Broadway Baby


JESSIE Olivia Sweeney

PAUL Ben Simon

DONNA Megan Ashley

RALPH Chris Georgiou

ALLIE Maimuna Memon

JIM James Meteyard



Writer James Meteyard

Music and Lyrics Maimuna Memon

Director Donnacadh O’Briain

Associate Director James Meteyard

Producer Joey Dawson

Set Design Luke W Robson

Costume Design Hannah Hodge

Lighting Design Timothy Kelly



The Mental Health Fringe Award 2018

The Stepladder Award 2018

The LET Award 2018

The Voice Mag Pick of The Fringe Award 2018

The Pleasance Best Newcomer Award 2018


Thank you!

This project wouldn't be possible without the kind support of house, Les Enfant Terribles, The Watermill Theatre, The North Wall, ETT and The Mental Health Foundation.

Where's it been?


Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Pleasance Courtyard (Forth), Pleasance Theatre (Islington), Latitude Festival, Sheffield's Crucible Theatre, Unity Theatre, HOME Manchester, Tobacco Factory, New Diorama Theatre, Electric Theatre, Theatre Royal Winchester, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Theatre Severn, Nottingham Playhouse, Sherman Theatre, Norwich Playhouse, Carriageworks Theatre, Selby Town Hall, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival, Axis Theatre Dublin, Tron Theatre, Traverse Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Loco Klub, Watermill Theatre, Marlowe Theatre and North Wall Arts Centre.


Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Pleasance Dome (Queen Dome) and Theatre503.





The Scotsman "An immediate standing ovation"


Broadway Baby "This is what it must have felt like when audiences first watched Shakespeare"


Voice Mag "A sense of powerful hope"


To Do List "Unstoppable performance"


Ed Fest Mag "Crackling with irrepressible energy, sound and movement"


Three Weeks "Resonated powerfully with it's young audience"


The Wee Review "A breathless, exhilarating and heart-breaking piece of theatre"


The Stage "Loud, liberating electronica"


The Herald "...the stripped-down nature of O’Briain’s production gives things an epic feel"


The List "dazzling, fast-paced production"

ACTORS - gimme an RT.
I'm doing Monday acting 'workout' days til late March at @WildcardTheatre - who I made @electrolytegig with. £20 for the day, working on a different script each week. It's drop in, so come to 1, or several. Been great fun so far.


Paul did the PR for us and he’s brilliant!! We got loads of press in from nationals down to bloggers and some incredible features and interviews regionally too. Highly recommend!

Actor folk... A New Year option for anyone fancying a 1day acting workout or several... I'm leading a series of 5 Monday workshops Jan 20th - late Feb.

They're only £20, in town, and a good day's stretch out for the acting muscles. @WildcardTheatre


Tickets are FLYING for our weekly acting workout with ELECTROLYTE director & Olivier Award Winner @donnacadhob! The next five Mondays only £20 or £85 for all. AND there's YOGA?! Get back into the swing of things & kick off the decade with a bang! BOOK NOW! http://www.wildcardtheatre.co.uk/workshops

Fancy a weekly acting workout for only £20? Having directed ELECTROLYTE, the Olivier Award Winning ROTTERDAM & taught at most of the UKs leading drama schools @donnacadhob is definitely someone worth knocking a script around with. Highly recommend! http://www.wildcardtheatre.co.uk/workshops https://twitter.com/WildcardTheatre/status/1217049161385771009

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