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.

See some of our audience and reviewer feedback 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.”