January 2018


Journey to the impossible

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. It’s Christmas, how could you forget?

The year is 1982. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton is born. The Beastie Boys are still a hardcore punk band and we are just a few years away from being hit by the golden age of hip-hop. Hardly anyone has heard of the internet. Elliott Thomas is befriending an extraterrestrial on the big screen and Callum has seen it (and cried). He lives on Fore Street and spends most of his time hanging out with his sister and his best friend. Bored on Christmas Eve, they open an inter-dimensional portal onto a parallel dimension, and suddenly the trouble starts…

Along the way expect a play within a play, epic songs, outbreaks of opera, hip hop, and other incompatible styles in this unashamedly retro adventure for all the family.

Originally commissioned by The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter.