Kate’s writing an equation. It’s the biggest equation she’s ever written because it’s also the biggest story she’s ever told. It’s the story of her life.
Mixing open water swimming, dubious teenage crushes, best friends, Exeter summers, Yorkshire winters, picnic blankets, unexpected kisses and a dollop of physics, Blueprint looks at how you make sense of the world when you’re just about to leave it.
Told through forty four invidivdual stories, as filtered by Kate’s dying brain, in Blueprint we explore memory, faith and how we tell our life stories.
“Kate’s life is an ordinary one but the telling is extraordinary. Blueprint is a powerful piece providing the sort of intimate reflections that illuminate our own lives.” Wildfire 2014
“Kate is superbly play by Samantha Baines…Funny and moving with diverting segues into quantum physics and particle theory.” Exeunt.
Written by: Corinne Furness
Directed by: Estelle Buckridge and Charlie Whitworth
Kate: Samantha Baines
Matt: Stephen Kelly
Jess: Amy Loughton
Set Design by: Eva Goulakou
Lighting and Sound Design by: Dermot O’Brien
Blueprint premiered at the Bike Shed Theatre in October 2014, supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts and the Bike Shed Theatre.
Workshop casts: Samantha Baines, Lucy Grace, James Groom, Steve Rodgers and Joyce Veheary.