Borderline Electra by Stevie Helps

Borderline Electra by Stevie Helps
Triangles, Hearts and Goldfish… in a blender.

Borderline Electra is a new play from Award Winning Writer/Director Stevie Helps which debuted at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester in April 2016. Hot off the back of the incredible audience reaction at the Premiere we were pleased to be bringing the brand new show to Gullivers in Manchester’s NQ for a special  ‘Pay What You Can’ performance!

When his wife goes missing, Stuart informs his daughter (Rachel) that she has committed suicide. Elliott first meets Rachel in her local pub, where he finds her alone and drunkenly singing her heart out on a table top to ‘Last Christmas’ – in April. When her father arrives to pull her down, Elliot jumps to defend her. But all is not what it seems. This family must prepare themselves for the consequences of their actions… a family, and their goldfish, torn apart. This is no ordinary story.

New Live Theatre Company premièred our latest hard-hitting production ‘Borderline Electra‘ on 21st April 2016, written and directed by our Co-Artistic Director Stevie Helps, at the Hope Mill Theatre Manchester. The excitingly provoking production explores the troubled life and relationships of the central character (Rachel) who suffers with a Borderline Personality Disorder.

Written & Directed by: Stevie Helps
Produced by: Paul Kenney
Stage Manager: Eloise Bonney
Photography by: Steven McHugh


Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester – 21 April 2016
Gullivers, Manchester NQ – 28 April 2016


Graeham Langford & Matthew Fordy … as … Elliot
Hannah Torbitt … as … Rachel
David Lamont … as … Stuart
Elaine Hardy & Deborah Sekibo … as … Jane/Detective/Waitress

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At the Premiere there were 2 performances – one at 7pm and a second (with a different cast) at 8.45pm – cast times/names below. The play also featured live music, specifically written and composed for the production, by musician Thurston Thomson.

Original 7pm Premiere at Hope Mill Actors included:
Hannah Torbitt (Rachel), Graeham Langford (Elliot), David Lamont (Stuart) & Elaine Hardy (Jane/Detective/Waitress)

Original 8.45pm Premiere at Hope Mill Actors included:
Hannah Torbitt (Rachel), Matthew Fordy (Elliot), David Lamont (Stuart) & Deborah Sekibo (Jane/Detective/Waitress)