BY craig adams & clare prenton
Based on an original idea by Craig Adams & Ian Watson
in development with Perfect Pitch
The times are politically volatile. Nightwalkers, a humanlike species that live by the night, segregated as outcasts beyond the wall of the city. Two peoples are divided by the light. Both sides search for answers. Old tensions are reignited when the murder of the most senior Nightwalker fuels more hatred of their kind. In this proud and seemingly civilised society, the police abandon the streets allowing a right wing organisation – The White Knights of the Sun – to gain popularity via sophisticated social media campaigns.
And in this divided city, a human boy falls for a girl from the wrong side of the wall. Can love ever survive hate when the police absent themselves, the Church is passive and rioters and looters take to the streets?
Defect is a cautionary tale set in a world we must hope to never see.
Defect has a powerful and memorable contemporary score. Popular songs from the show include the duet “If You Could Know” (recorded by Kerry Ellis and Oliver Tompsett) and “Rush of Life” which has been recorded by Julie Atherton for her 2015 album.
Since the workshop production in partnership with Arts Educational drama school the show has been undergoing some rewrites whilst we seek production and venue partners to present the World Premiere.
Scroll down to listen to MUSIC and watch footage below from the workshop production of the show at Arts Educational Schools.