Frantic Assembly announce streamed performances of I Think We Are Alone

Hattie Fisk
Friday, November 12, 2021

The in-person tour of I Think We Are Alone was cut short in March 2020 by the pandemic.

Charlotte Bate performing in the filmed production I Think We Are Alone
Charlotte Bate performing in the filmed production I Think We Are Alone

Peter J Holland

Frantic Assembly has announced a specially commissioned film version of I Think We Are Alone by Sally Abbott, in association with TEA films.

Directed by Scott Graham, artistic director at Frantic Assembly, the production is to be streamed on for a week between 29 November and 4 December as part of a ‘digital tour’. 

The show was originally commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Frantic Assembly, premiering at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2020, with a 15-week tour planned. 

The new ‘digital tour’ is working with venues that were forced to cancel their dates in the previous tour due to the pandemic, including MAST Studios Southampton, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Oxford Playhouse, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Curve Leicester and The Lowry.

Scott Graham said: ‘When the pandemic put a halt to our tour of I Think We Are Alone, it felt cruel and unnatural. We were left with a feeling of disconnect and unfinished business. I Think We Are Alone was originally created through a fascination with our desires and difficulties to connect, how we alienate the ones we long to hold close. 

‘That has only been pulled into greater focus through numerous lockdowns. I Think We Are Alone is an opportunity to take the work in a new form to the venues and regions that missed out when the tour was halted and potentially to new audiences across the UK. 

‘We are building towards presenting work in theatres in the near future, but this project reflects our ache and desire to connect with our audience at a time when we need each other more than ever.’

I Think We Are Alone follows the story of two sisters who are estranged, and bicker over text, covering themes of isolation, trust, familial love and forgiveness. 

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