A jazz fantasy about loss, love and hope, set among the stars, combining science fact, real-world psychological observation, and autobiography, with lots and lots of live jazz vocals to ask why some stars shine more brightly than others, human and celestial, and why people love to watch them fall.
Created through heightened language in a nonlinear, impressionistic monologue, Who Wants To Live Forever has been made by writer and performer Cheryl Martin and director/deviser Darren Pritchard.
Developed as a Divergency micro-commission with support from hÅb + STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North); supported through the Black Gold Arts Festival and an Artist Residency at Lawrence Batley Theatre Cellar.
“It’s both intelligent and beautiful… A production that gets you deep down in your mind, heart and soul.” – Quiet Man Dave
“Darren Pritchard’s direction of the piece helps it flow smoothly… Who Wants to Live Forever [is] interesting and intriguing… Filled with heart.” – North West End
“Cheryl herself is captivating in the way she completely engages the audience in her stories of heart-break, scientific queries and personal passions. Who Wants To Live Forever is clever, insightful, powerful and entirely brilliant.” – Sincerely, Amy