A brief NOTE FROM SUE
The journey of Kinetics has been one in which fate has truly seemed to play its part – and I am touched by the unwavering support of so many that have made this story possible.
What initially begun as a suggestion that one of my students, Laszlo, write a monologue about his involvement in the extreme sport, Parkour, quickly became much more, an unlikely friendship and a unique starting point for a powerful play.
WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED
After writing the script, Sue took Kinetics to Dorchester Arts, where she had envisaged staging the play for just one performance. However, Dorchester Arts felt that the script had great potential and decided to support its development.
The resulting production was directed by Kate McGregor, with Laszlo (the inspiration for the character Lukas) joining Sue for the first six performances.
With the help of Dorchester Arts, Arts Council England and a fast-growing group of supporters, the play later toured the South West of England and London in Autumn 2016 to great critical acclaim. 1500 tickets were sold - a fantastic achievement for a new piece of writing.
We would love to continue seeing Kinetics being shared – with theatre providing a powerful medium to deliver this story. It is, however, unfeasible for us to continue touring the play across the country as just a small team.
We are therefore currently exploring opportunities to take the play to a recognised London theatre for 3-weeks in the summer of 2020.
More details to follow soon.