Making theatre is what we love.
We enjoy challenging theatre conventions and finding new ways to tell stories.
Our previous productions include:
'Tape' (2018): A multidisciplinary piece of verbatim theatre investigating the impact of mental illness on the community in Essex and 'Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons' (2017) By Sam Steiner.
'Tape' was conceived by Blown Fuse when deliberating ideas for our next original piece.
Having been personally affected by mental illness and memory disorders, we wanted to investigate the impact it had on the rest of our community in Southend.
We invited members of the public along to workshops that we designed to assess how prevalent mental illness is throughout our community and the public's attitudes towards it. Hosting a series of memory recall sessions, we learned how different memories and sensations presented themselves, and how we could best represent this in film.
Working with Lewis Olley and Aviv Cohen to produce an illustrious and emotive score, we combined elements of music, film and physical theatre to create the piece that came to be known as 'Tape'. You can find the official soundtrack online here.
It’s a story documenting a man’s battle with his mental illness and how he utilises his own memories to come to terms with it. Capturing the slow realisation of his deterioration through film and the inner workings of his brain through movement, the piece merges various disciplines
lemons lemons lemons lemons lemons (2017)
Blown Fuse's debut production in 2017 was 'Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons' by Sam Steiner. The play focused on a fictional law in which the population are limited to using just 140 words a day. It encouraged audiences to imagine a world in which what we say is restricted.
Using a simplistic set, the use of torches and lots of lemons, the production urged
audiences to consider the importance of language and communication within their
Blown Fuse completed a successful run in both Islington and Southend.
Directed by Michelle Barrington.
Starring Eleanore Frances and Olly Gourley.