area of science: coral reefs

Synopsis

The Great Barrier Reef, 1995.

Meera is eleven. It’s her first sleepover. Strawberry Dunkaroos, Sega Mega Drive and coral fragment analysis descends into torch-lit storytelling from sleeping bags.

Lights off. In the corner, Meera’s aquarium is beginning to glow.

Outside over the reef, the Frogman hovers, looking for traces of a missing child.

As police search lights refract through the ocean, the annual coral bloom is due, creating an underwater snowstorm. Time is running out.

A coming-of-age, supernatural thriller, this is a ground-breaking theatre experience, experienced in VR headsets and live theatre from double Fringe First-winners, curious directive.

Audience capacity of 48, all in synchronised VR.

About

a curious directive, Absolutely Cultured, The Deep aquarium, The Old Market co-production in association with Brisbane Powerhouse.

2018

9 - 10 October
The Place, Bedford
01234 354 321
theplacebedford.org.uk

12 - 13 October
Farnham Maltings
01252 745 444
farnhammaltings.com

16 - 17 October
Reading South Street
0118 960 6060
readingarts.com/south-street

19 - 20 October
The Marlowe KIT
01227 787 787
marlowetheatre.com

23 - 24 October
The Corn Hall, Diss
01329 652 241
thecornhall.co.uk

26 - 27 October
Harlow Playhouse
01279 431 945
harlowplayhouse.co.uk

30 - 31 October
The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant
023 9247 2700
thespring.co.uk

2 - 3 November
Cornerstone, Didcot
01235 515 144
cornerstone-arts.org