CONUNDRUM 

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY PAUL ANTHONY MORRIS · R&D BUSH THEATRE· MARCH 2013

SYNOPSIS OF CONUNDRUM

Fidel embarks upon a life review in search of some answers to help him make some sense of his life.

However, despite possessing an exceptional IQ we discover that Fidel has spent much of his life drifting between careers and enduring long periods of silence. It is during one of his self imposed silence’s that Fidel identifies where his greatest battle for self worth, acceptance and happiness has to be fought. 

Lured initially into critiquing society Fidel soon discovers that he has also been complicit in engineering his own demise. Perplexed by this conundrum Fidel decides to takes us on a frenetic journey of self-discovery, which begins in part to reflect our own disturbing experiences of rejection, unworthiness and failure.

THE R&D PROCESS AND SHOWCASE

Brilliantly and creatively executed, artists who are on top of their form, fantastically creative people, the construction of a new theatrical language.
— Hassan Mahamdallie , Arts Council
What took place here was a wedding of sound, voice and total commitment, I was on the edge of my seat listening. It was a solid and most powerful and embraced everyone.
— Allistair Bain, Writer

Photography by Trevor Blackwood

THE TREATMENT

The theatricality of our project exists within the confines of a black box one that unfolds into multiple states of consciousness to enhance the abstract qualities of our narrative.

Our minimalist aesthetic will also lend weight to the universality of our themes and increase the transparency of our process by affording our audience an explicit view of the actor’s metamorphosis. 

Everything worked well together. The intensity of the piece and the brilliance of the artistry, an enormous diversity of talent.
— Tony Panayiotou, Head of Diversity at the Arts Council
A very challenging and thought-provoking piece of theatre. A very lyrical and powerful play.
— Lindsay Johns, Journalist and Broadcaster
 

CONUNDRUM R&D CREDITS