On the bare
stage, there’s a
little bit of magic that happens every time an audience enters the space, every
time the lights go down and an actor walks on stage. This time is no different.
On the tiny stage, painted a deep blue, the story of two teenagers – Chris ‘Odd
Boy’ and Chloe ‘from the Underworld’ – plays out in a vivid and hypnotically
potent concoction of words, in Vivienne Walshe’s This Is
Where We Live. Griffin
Winner of the 2012 Griffin Award, This Is Where We Live is “a love story that conjures Orpheus leading his Eurydice out from the underworld of small town hell,” and amongst all the pain, and the shit, and the awkwardness of being a teenager, let alone being a teenager in a small town, there is a light that seems to come from the stars, and it seems – at least, for a while – that anything is possible.