What price are we prepared to pay to keep the lights on? 
Presented by Ella Grace, Katie Lyons & China Plate.


About the show

Ella Grace, Katie Lyons & China Plate present


R&D stage one commissioned by greenhouse and Harlow Playhouse. Supported by The Seagull.


Blackout is a new site-specific, immersive musical that puts the future of British energy under the spotlight. Drawing on research with communities in Harlow and Lowestoft the show explores the increasing energy needs of a growing population, the nuclear power debate and the controversy surrounding projects such as Hinkley Point C. 


This initial stage of development includes extended research phases in the communities of Lowestoft and Harlow and time to explore cutting edge sound technology. The R&D will culminate in a work in progress performance at Harlow Playhouse.  


From an original idea developed through China Plate's Musical Theatre Darkroom [Musical Theatre Network, greenhouse, Harlow Playhouse, South Hill Park Arts Centre & Royal & Derngate].

Blackout is supported using public funds from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Past performances

28th Jan 2017The Seagull, Lowestoft 
26th Apr 2017Harlow Playhouse