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Journey to the impossible

Jules Verne meets The Goonies via Stranger Things

– a retro 80s adventure story for all the family.

 

A fun-filled nostalgia fest.’ 

The stage

 

Did you ever own a Walkman or play Donkey Kong? We made this show for you. We made it for people, like you, who recognise the ‘Pshhhkkkkkkrrrrkakingkakingkakingtshchchchchchchchcch*ding*ding*ding’  sound of a modem, who were scared watching the Goonies and who, like us, couldn’t tell you the mobile numbers of their nearest and dearest but would still be able to call their best school-friend’s home number. Ah! And for your children, of course.

Incorporating many of the elements of our previous work (live music, light-hearted audience interaction, and physical comedy), we use a recipe of Dip Dabs, walkie talkies and an unashamed dose of Steven Spielberg movies to create a retro-futuristic adventure for all the family.

 

 ‘Smart, fast and very, very funny.’

Exeunt

Originally commissioned by The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.

With the support of Activate, Pound Arts, Unicorn and Arts Council England.

PHOTOS

  • Pictures by Matt Austin

CREATIVE TEAM
Devised and performed by Dan Armstrong, Lucy Bishop & Duncan Cameron
Directed by Mercè Ribot & Patricia Rodríguez
Written by Mercè Ribot & Patricia Rodríguez in collaboration with Matt Harvey
Design by Sophia Clist
Sound design by Dan Lees
Music composed by Dan Lees with additional content by Joe Darke and the company
Lighting design by Seth Rook Williams Production Stage Manager Fergus Waldron
R&D Collaborators Joe Darke, Madeleine Hyland, Fionn Gill
Photography by Matt Austin

FOR LITTLE SOLDIER PRODUCTIONS
Artistic Directors Mercè Ribot and Patricia Rodríguez
Producer Bridget Floyer, Larking Arts

WITH HUGE THANKS TO:
Wendy Petitdemange at Activate, Sophie Moysey at Pound Arts and Sarah Turner-Higgins at the Bay Theatre, Weymouth College for supporting the early days of this show, and Tim Bell and Chloe Whipple who got us started at a crucial moment.

  • The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

  • You and me

  • Pakita: stimulating, bitter and necessary