By Pregnant Fish Theatre
Like Lions is an intimate and authentic story about the mess surrounding the millennial generation. The play originally premiered onstage in London in 2018, developed from a series of workshops around the UK with 25-34-year-olds that gave participants the space to share their hopes, fears, and thoughts about the future of the country. Thanks to the amount of responses we received following our call-out during the spring 2020 UK lockdown for millennials to tell us how the coronavirus crisis had affected their future outlooks, we were able to develop this piece into a newly re-worked audio drama podcast. We recommend listening via headphones. 'a real insight to the political thinking of millennials in today’s society [that] does justice to the young people who have contributed to its development' ★★★★ - Theatre Weekly (2018)We didn't rush to bring out any content in the first lockdown, as we wanted to make sure that any socially-distanced format made sense for us as a company. We've always aimed to bring audiences an intimate storytelling experience and, although we miss live theatre, we feel that we've managed to keep the essence of this in this brand new (for us) format.Like Lions was recorded at the height of lockdown over Zoom and is 'set to a dreamy soundtrack by The Dagen-Smiths' (Theatre Weekly, 2018).Written by Tom DraytonScript edited by Leah FrancisStarring Faye Brittain and Tom DraytonMusic by The Dagen SmithsExtra sound effects provided by Zapsplat and FreesoundSpecial thanks to all the workshop participants and questionnaire respondersAnd thanks to James Glyn who first brought Jacob to life.Like Lions is produced by Pregnant Fish Theatretwitter.com/pregnantfishcoinstagram.com/pregnantfishcoWe've always aimed to bring theatre to audiences for 'pocket money prices'. Rather than charging for access to Like Lions, we would like listeners who can to consider donating to one of the brilliant charities below that are supporting people in need across the UK during the lockdown periods and beyond.FareShare - Donate hereFareShare take good quality surplus food and redistribute it to almost 11,000 frontline charities and community groups across the UK. Every £1 donated helps them provide four meals for hungry children across the UK.Action for ME - Donate hereAround 250,000 people across the UK have chronic fatigue syndrome (M.E.), a disease that is often overlooked by government policy and medical research. Action for ME is dedicated to supporting adults, children, young people and families living with M.E. during this unprecedented time.Gingerbread - Donate hereThe impacts of COVID-19 make it even harder than usual for single parents. Donations help fund Gingerbread's vital single parent helpline, which has seen calls increase by 130% since the lockdown began.Shelter - Donate hereShelter currently providing invaluable support for millions of people whose living situation has been affected by COVID-19.