The Friday Night Effect
Date: October 05, 2017
Venue: London Irish Centre
Meet Jamie, Sive and Collette: three best friends on a wild night out in Dublin. By the end of the night, Collette will be dead. Can you save her? The Friday Night Effect combines compelling new writing with an edge-of-your-seat interactive experience. At crucial turning points in the story, the fate of the characters will be in the hands of the audience, whose decisions will change their stories irrevocably. Funny, insightful and provocative, this interactive piece is brought to you by award winning Irish company Sunday's Child.
Despite being best friends, the girls are all harbouring dark secrets which will come to the surface as the events of this fateful night spiral out of control. Outspoken and opinionated Sive is putting herself through Uni by sex work. She’s not ashamed of her work - but fears her friends would see her in a different light if they knew the truth. Immaculately groomed and ever organised, Jamie is reluctantly helping her middle aged mum plan her wedding to sexy “silver fox” Gerry - but has accidentally started sleeping with him. Vivacious, magnetic, and spontaneous, Collette is the life and soul of the party. Her life can sometimes be chaotic due to her bipolar disorder, and her friends are always on hand to help her through. What they don’t know is that Collette is an an abusive relationship with Brian, her seemingly perfect boyfriend whose behaviour she constantly defends.
As the night progresses, the stakes continue to rise and explosive secrets come out into the open. At 5 points in the story, the audience will be faced with a cliffhanger decision. Eg: Should the girls A) chase the guy who has just stolen Colette’s handbag, or should they B) go to the police? The audience must choose carefully, as the fates of these three girls are in their hands.
Brought to you by the makers of My Name is Saoirse and Overshadowed, currently being adapted for television with BBC3.
Previous accolades for Sunday’s Child: NSDF Best Emerging Artist Award 2012, First Fortnight Award 2014, Argus Angel Award Brighton Fringe 2015, Fishamble Award for Best New Writing Dublin Fringe 2015, Best Theatre Award 2017 at the Adelaide Fringe.