Wildcard presents


“We are a blip. A speck of dust.
To be wiped off the face of time
like you might a bike chain’s rust.
But to each of us,
we are everything.”

Electrolyte is a multi-award-winning piece of gig theatre that powerfully explores mental health for a contemporary audience. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music ranging from “blasts of sound to lyrical sweetness”, this unstoppable production is performed by six multi-instrumentalists who seamlessly integrate live music with expert storytelling.

Electrolyte is the winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award, The Stepladder Award, The LET Award, The Voice Mag Pick of The Fringe Award and the Pleasance Best Newcomer Award 2018.

“An exuberant, energetic and intelligent piece of theatre, with a brilliant script and some genuinely stunning performances… It [was] hard not to be swept up in the energy of it all.” – She Wolf Manchester

“All six performers are hugely talented and bring sky-high energy levels to the performance from the very beginning.” – Upstaged Manchester

★★★★★ ‘This is what it must have felt like when audiences first watched Shakespeare’ – Broadway Baby

★★★★★ ‘An immediate standing ovation’ – The Scotsman

★★★★★ ‘Crackling with irrepressible energy, sound and movement, Electrolyte is a brilliant production and exploration of mental health, grief and friendship.’ – Ed Fest Mag

Want to know more about Wildcard?

Wildcard is an Associate Company of The Watermill Theatre and is supported by English Touring Theatre’s Artist Development Programme: Forge and Theatr Clwyd’s Artist Develop Programme: TYFU/GROW. Wildcard was created in the Summer of 2015, with a dual purpose: to revitalise theatre and become a home for emerging artists. This is the backbone of the company’s approach to programming.

  • Recommended age 12+
  • This show contains flashing lights and haze
  • Running time: 70 minutes (no interval)
  • All tickets £5