About the Play

The company spent 2018 working on and touring ‘Chatroom’ by Enda Walsh. Chatroom looks into a number of very prominent issues, such as; mental health, suicide and bullying. Throughout the process of performing ‘Chatroom’ the company kept the importance of these themes at the for-front of their minds. This resulted in connections being formed with the schools and young people we worked with.

In January 2018, Raw Alchemy Theatre Company performed their premier performance of Chatroom at the Sundial Theatre in Cirencester. From there they went onto perform at a number of schools round the area, offering workshops and Q+A’s to the students, before eventually taking the piece to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018. The company performed in Edinburgh from the 3rd to the 11th August, gaining a sell-out audience and fantastic reviews.

Chatroom in the Edinburgh Fringe Magazine

See some of our reviews below

“From start to finish Raw Alchemy were professional, approachable and a pleasure to have in the school. I cannot recommend this piece more highly.”

“This particular incarnation of ‘Chatroom’ is one that deserves to be on tour nationally”

“Fantastic first outing for this new Company this evening at the Sundial. Strong cast and direction”

“Fabulous performance of Chatroom. Excellent direction, acting and staging. Raw Alchemy have launched in style.”

“Great first performance from this company. Staging and performances were solid throughout. The play touched on a lot of sensitive subject matters and the cast portrayed these characters well. Looking forward to see where they go next!”

“Fabulous first performance! Thoroughly enjoyed and was gripped from start to finish! Great acting, especially with such sensitive subjects.”

Cast and Creatives

Stephen Moyse – Director

After graduating college Stephen went off to study acting at ALRA before moving to Bath Spa University to continue his studies. Stephen directed the our production of ‘Chatroom’ 

Mia Brooks as ‘Eva’

After graduating college, Mia trained with the National Youth Theatre and had a drive to create her own company; producing excellent theatre that raises awareness for topical issues. Mia played Eva in ‘Chatroom’.

Elliot harrison as ‘Jack’

Elliot has used his extensive design skills and creativity to produce the media for this production including the poster that matches the high standard we put on the stage. Having been around theatre his entire life Elliot played Jack in ‘Chatroom’.

Aimee Cook as ‘Laura’

LAMDA Foundation graduate, Aimee has connected completely to a number of different characters with an ability to hold audiences in the palm of her hand. This was proven when Aimee played Laura in ‘Chatroom’.

Carli Green as ‘William’

Currently studying at Rose Bruford after training with the National Youth Theatre, Carli has repeatedly proved to be an instrumental member of every company he has been involved in. Carli endlessly impacted audience’s playing William in ‘Chatroom’.

Leah Ash as ‘Emily’

Having graduated college, Leah has the ability to excel in every aspect of performance and connect with audiences on new levels, finding the deeper meaning in all her roles. Leah played Emily in ‘Chatroom’.

Ethan Hughes as ‘Jim’

Currently studying at LAMDA. Ethan has proved to be a unique talent in every cast he’s in. With an eye on his future career, he makes sure every performance he gives is one to be remembered. Ethan played Jim in ‘Chatroom’