In an era where our steps can be counted, water consumption measured, our dating lives determined by a series of algorithms, possibilities made endless thanks to the vast number of apps made accessible at the click of a button, we’ve started to settle into our digitised revolution that is the early part of the 21st century. Our smartphones our very own personal assistants that we can sometimes feel at a loss if we don’t have them with us. Tapping into this reality, Discoland present timely production Lowkey Dying, a piece drawing on our current cost of living crisis and what this looks like through the lens of Millenials and Gen Z.
Navigating working life, dating, flat sharing and everything in between Lowkey Dying’s self deprecating nature acutely comments on our post-Covid/pre-Recession climate, one where job losses are sadly a reality and the price of things on the increase – Louise (Heather O’Sullivan), a young working professional trying her best to piece her life together entertainingly talks us through the beginnings of adulthood and what searching for her life purpose looks like – anecdotal sequences consisting of smarmy fellow colleagues Carol and Sarah and nonchalant flatmate Laurence, comical, these Louise’s unchosen constants who actually give her some sort of structure and purpose.
O’Sullivan writes an authentic hour of art, the show’s bubblegum pink aesthetic a perfect adornment to Louise’s quirky world, O’Sullivan’s comic timing endearing, we form an instant connection with her and laugh at exactly the right moments. A tale for our times, told with much needed humour!
Written by Lucy Basaba.
Lowkey Dying was shown at the Omnibus Theatre from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November 2022. To find out more about the production, visit here…