We Live By The Sea

Archived Show


Produced by:
Patch of Blue and the Hartshorn-Hook Foundation
April 11 - May 06, 2018
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Showing in Theater

Show Info

Devised by Patch of Blue
Directed by Alex Howarth

With Alexandra Brain, Tom Coliandris, Lizzie Grace, and Alexandra Simonet

Katy wears orange on Thursdays, purple on Sundays, and eats three fish fingers for tea every day. She lives with her sister, Hannah, and her imaginary dog, Paul Williams, and she'll ask to tap your shoes before she can say hello. When the new boy in town breaks her routine, their lives are changed in unexpected ways. Katy wants to tell you their story.

A visual play with a live electronic score about autism, friendship, and a very big wave.

The multi-award-winning Patch of Blue brings We Live By The Sea to New York after sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Beijing, and the Arts Theatre, London West End.

Photo Caption: Alexandra Brain
Photo: Kate Pardey
Photo Caption: Alexandra Brain and Lizzie Grace
Photo: Kate Pardey
Photo Caption: Alexandra Brain, Tom Coliandris, Lizzie Grace, Alexandra Simonet
Photo: Kate Pardey
Photo Caption: Tom Coliandris and Alexandra Simonet
Photo: Kate Pardey
Photo Caption: Tom Coliandris and Alexandra Simonet
Photo: Kate Pardey
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Producing Company

Patch of Blue

They are a multi award winning company creating fresh, exciting and touching devised theatre with live music that allows an audience to see the world through different eyes. They present their work at festivals and through international touring, and are supported by Arts Council England. They are the recipient of the prestigious Grahame F. Smith Peace Foundation Award for promoting human rights through theatre, as well as the 'Best Theatre' and 'Critics Choice' awards at the Adelaide Festival.

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Hartshorn-Hook Foundation

The Hartshorn – Hook Foundation is a producing and general management company founded in 2007 by Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, shortly after they met working on the UK Tour of The Producers. Recent West End credits as producers and associate producers include the Olivier Award winning Rotterdam (Trafalgar Studios, 59E59 Theaters New York, and Arts), Murder Ballad (Arts), Urinetown (Apollo), American Idiot (Arts and UK Tour), and The Blues Brothers: Xmas Special (Arts). International work includes the Away From Home world tour, concluding in Auckland, New Zealand, and The Rat Pack – Live which has toured across the UK, Europe, and Africa and importing the American production of Woody Sez to the West End, which was
nominated for Best Musical in the Evening Standard Awards (2011).

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"Tender, comical, thoroughly enchanting." - The New York Times, Critic's Pick

"Brilliantly embodied by alexandra brain with tremendous multisensory support from an imaginative design team." - Time Out New York

"Katy is a fiercely imagined character and Alexandra brain realizes her down to the last detail." - Lighting & Sound America

"Outstanding and significant... Alexandra Brain is stunning." - Broadway World

"Playful, funny and deeply moving." - The Guardian

"Gloriously imaginative... all my defenses crumbled." - The New York Times

"Raw and beautiful" - British Theatre Guide