• Date and time: Friday 17 February 2023, 7pm
  • Location: TFTV/046, Black Box Theatre, Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Booking: Booking required

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Ricochet Theatre presents a double bill of monologues navigating grief: Intricate Rituals by Seth Douglas and The Same Rain That Falls on Me by Logan Jones. Two intimate contrasting monologues that balance dark humour and touching pathos in equal measure.

Ricochet Theatre is a company of former TFTI students and winners of the TFTI York Performance Award. We are delighted to see them return to TFTI with their production of Elegies. 

There will be a short Q&A with the creative team after the show on Friday 17 February. Please also checkout the workshops that the company are running on Saturday 18 February.

 

Intricate Rituals by Seth Douglas

Siken is your average gay university student - witty, geeky and hopelessly in love with her straight best friend. But when callous, senseless tragedy unexpectedly strikes her life, Siken is forced to confront herself as grief turns her down a darker and increasingly supernatural path. 

Deftly moving from comedy to tragedy, Intricate Rituals explores grief, unrequited love and the lasting effects of a closeted adolescence - and throws some interesting facts about bugs in there for good measure. Don’t miss this vulnerable and urgent performance. 

Intricate Rituals is written by Seth Douglas and premiered at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It has been supported by Ricochet Theatre to create an exciting new version directed by Ella McKeown with Maria Cook playing the role of Siken. 

 

The Same Rain That Falls on Me by Logan Jones

It’s the hottest day of the year and Alice is travelling home to say an untimely goodbye. One that will leave a hole in her life forever. 

The Same Rain That Falls On Me considers the connection between the effects of climate change on the planet and the effects of bereavement on a family, especially when that bereavement is avoidable. It’s a powerful and witty monologue about family, grief, and finding hope in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.

Written by Logan Jones and directed by Jay Seldon, The Same Rain That Falls On Me was first performed at York Theatre Royal as part of the 2019 TakeOver Festival, moved to an online format in January 2021 for Online@theSpaceUK Season 2. It received the Pick of the Bedford Fringe award in July 2021 on Ricochet Theatre’s first ever tour. 

About Ricochet Theatre

Ricochet Theatre is a fledgling theatre company founded by recent York University theatre graduates with a shared passion for new works. They play with stories told in unique ways, drawing on the political and environmental situations our generation is facing today. They are a low budget but big imagination company scattered all over the country conducting rehearsals both remotely on zoom and in their living rooms in person. Ricochet Theatre is proudly supported by the York Performance Award.

Ricochet Theatre @richochetheatre

 

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  • Wheelchair accessible

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  • Date and time: Saturday 18 February 2023, 7pm
  • Location: TFTV/046, Black Box Theatre, Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students, the public
  • Booking: Booking required

Book tickets

Event details

Ricochet Theatre presents a double bill of monologues navigating grief: Intricate Rituals by Seth Douglas and The Same Rain That Falls on Me by Logan Jones. Two intimate contrasting monologues that balance dark humour and touching pathos in equal measure.

Ricochet Theatre is a company of former TFTI students and winners of the TFTI York Performance Award. We are delighted to see them return to TFTI with their production of Elegies. 

There will be a short Q&A with the creative team after the show on Friday 17 February. Please also checkout the workshops that the company are running on Saturday 18 February.

 

Intricate Rituals by Seth Douglas

Siken is your average gay university student - witty, geeky and hopelessly in love with her straight best friend. But when callous, senseless tragedy unexpectedly strikes her life, Siken is forced to confront herself as grief turns her down a darker and increasingly supernatural path. 

Deftly moving from comedy to tragedy, Intricate Rituals explores grief, unrequited love and the lasting effects of a closeted adolescence - and throws some interesting facts about bugs in there for good measure. Don’t miss this vulnerable and urgent performance. 

Intricate Rituals is written by Seth Douglas and premiered at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It has been supported by Ricochet Theatre to create an exciting new version directed by Ella McKeown with Maria Cook playing the role of Siken. 

 

The Same Rain That Falls on Me by Logan Jones

It’s the hottest day of the year and Alice is travelling home to say an untimely goodbye. One that will leave a hole in her life forever. 

The Same Rain That Falls On Me considers the connection between the effects of climate change on the planet and the effects of bereavement on a family, especially when that bereavement is avoidable. It’s a powerful and witty monologue about family, grief, and finding hope in the face of overwhelming uncertainty.

Written by Logan Jones and directed by Jay Seldon, The Same Rain That Falls On Me was first performed at York Theatre Royal as part of the 2019 TakeOver Festival, moved to an online format in January 2021 for Online@theSpaceUK Season 2. It received the Pick of the Bedford Fringe award in July 2021 on Ricochet Theatre’s first ever tour. 

About Ricochet Theatre

Ricochet Theatre is a fledgling theatre company founded by recent York University theatre graduates with a shared passion for new works. They play with stories told in unique ways, drawing on the political and environmental situations our generation is facing today. They are a low budget but big imagination company scattered all over the country conducting rehearsals both remotely on zoom and in their living rooms in person. Ricochet Theatre is proudly supported by the York Performance Award.

Ricochet Theatre @richochetheatre

 

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible

Contact

TFTI Events