Blue Room Theatre
Waiting in the cosy bar area of the Blue Room Theatre, sipping on the cocktail special, surrounded by the warmth of heaters and the excited murmurs of people anticipating the show it was almost time for my senses to be delighted by another Blue Room performance.
The bell rang and people gathered to hand their slap bands at the door and wandered in to the theatre stage, which was in the centre and chairs on all four walls, very different to what I was expecting.
In the centre of the stage was the ‘elevator’ which had a constant array of lights flickering, the movements and sounds of an elevator, disco lights, and reflections of phone searches.
Without giving too much away, the story followed a lady who’s been trapped in an elevator, stuck with her spiralling thoughts, anxiety and half a bottle of Moet. Trying to piece together the night and what really happened she speaks to what seems to be the person controlling the elevator helping her put her night back together and making sense of the blurry memories.
You will find yourself racing through a mind in turmoil and have to be prepared to question everything; this is Memento meets Chunky Move. Daring physical theatre and innovative technology collide with aesthetics that’ll stay in your mind for years to come. Nothing is safe.
In a bold experiment from some of Perth’s best up and coming talent, memories are blown apart and reconstructed to expose our inner demons, and mysteries far worse. Strap in for this thrilling ride with one woman and all the spooks her mind can conjure.
Floor Thirteen is performed by a very talented cast of locals, Tamara Creasey, Courtney Henri, Kylie Bywaters, Christopher Moro, and Jordan Valentini. Although Creasey is the only person who speaks throughout the performance the rest of the cast use fantastic body language, movements and facial expressions which brings the performance into a crazy world which you find yourself stuck in.
I wasn’t prepared for the journey I was about to be taken on, but man was it amazing. The use of sound and lighting, as well as a fantastic cast I couldn’t believe my eyes. My mind was twisting and my heart was racing as I knew it was coming to a end, which was left on a HUGE cliff hanger.
If you want to be taken to a new world of theatre, have your heart beating 100 miles an hour then you MUST buy tickets to see this show!
Tickets are on sale now and the show plays until the 13th of July.