Borderline

London, Bristol, Edinburgh, New York – 2008/2010

One man’s journey from the euphoric highs of the dance floor to the desperate despair of the mental health ward – walking hand in hand with an illness he can’t escape. A verse-driven drama exploring life, love, obsession and all the pills.

Written and performed by Rob Benson

Director and Lighting Designer:                  Jennifer Lunn

 

Press:
‘Brilliant… Beautiful…’****

The List
‘An emotional immediacy that connects powerfully with the audience… never less than compelling.’
nytheatre.com

‘His intertwining of poetry and prose evokes emotion as effectively as movies like Trainspotting, The Basketball Diaries and Requiem for a Dream.’ ****

NY Time Out

‘Director Jennifer Lunn strips the story to the basics. One actor, one chair. The lighting creates shapes, moods and locations, and Benson’s committed performance as storyteller, drug addict, madman and damaged human being convinces. All teenage boys should see this play.’

Bristol Evening Post

‘Innovative Directing’

The Guardian