“A quietly splendid production, magically well staged; it lingers long" –The Observer
"Beachy Head treats its somber core themes – mortality, grief and artistic responsibility – with a clever, caring and occasionally humorous theatrical intelligence. Well-researched and simply but fluidly staged, it is a skillful blend of text of technology. Analogue’s desire to probe the painful, mysterious emotions behind clinical facts is honorable." –Donald Hutera, The Times
It has been a month since Stephen jumped. Amy collects her husband’s effects, the things he had with him gathered in a single box. There was no sign – no warning of what he would do. As fractured memories of their last night together rewind, replay and unravel, she is desperate to find out why.
Joe and Matt are making a documentary. Whilst reviewing their footage they make a startling discovery that takes their film in an unexpected direction – the blurred image of a man jumping from the cliffs. Beachy Head is a powerful look at the ripple effects of one man’s decision to take his life.
Dan Rebellato's plays include Mile End, Here's What I Did With My Body One Day, Chekhov in Hell, A Modest Adjustment and Outright Terror Bold and Brilliant. He has also written extensively for radio, including Cavalry, Emily Rising, and My Life is a Series of People Saying Goodbye, as well as adaptations of The Midwich Cuckoos and Dead Souls. He is currently Professor of Contemporary Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Lewis Hetherington is a theatre-maker based in Glasgow. He is an associate artist of Analogue, having co-written and performed in their first two shows, Mile End and Beachy Head. He is currently working with them on their new show 2,401 Objects. Other writing credits include: adaptations of The Archivist by Hector Levy and Instructions for Butterfly Collectors by Mariana Eva Perez for National Theatre of Scotland.
Hannah Barker is Co-Artistic Director and co-founder of Analogue and also works as a journalist and education facilitator. Hannah has written, directed and performed at the Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe festivals, the Pulse festival and in London at the Battersea Arts Centre, the National Theatre Studio, The Young Vic and The Hackney Empire.
Liam Jarivs is Co-Director and co-founder of Analogue, with whom he has been creating award-winning work since 2007, touring both the UK and internationally. He has also worked with artists and institutions such as Gecko, Theatre-Rites, Chris Goode and The Young Vic.
Emma Jowett's one-woman show After the Guests ran at the Marlborough Theatre, Birghton, and several of her short plays have been produced by RADA, BAC and Theatre 503. Her play Catch recently won Best New Writing at the Lost Theatre Festival and her trilogy of plays Snap.Catch.Slam was a finalist in the London Theatre Writing Award 2010. She co-wrote, performed and toured Analogue's first play Mile End and also performed in the original production of Beachy Head.