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 60, all in synchronised VR.

About
a curious directive, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, The Deep aquarium, The Old Market co-production in association with Brisbane Powerhouse.

In Singapore during the Singapore International Arts Festival, Frogman will perform its 200th show.

2019

15 - 17 November - Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou
27 - 30 June
- National Arts Festival, South Africa
28 May - 1 June
- Bergen International Arts Festival
21 - 26 May
- Singapore International Arts Festival
12 - 17 March
- Hong Kong Arts Festival
18 - 19 February
- Theatre Clwyd
14 - 16 February 
- Theatre Royal Portsmouth

2018

2 - 3 November - Cornerstone, Didcot
30 - 31 October - The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant
26 - 27 October - Harlow Playhouse
23 - 24 October - The Corn Hall, Diss
19 - 20 October - The Marlowe KIT
16 - 17 October - Reading South Street
12 - 13 October - Farnham Maltings
9 - 10 October- The Place, Bedford
24 - 28 October 2018 - UK/ID Festival, Jakarta Indonesia
17 - 21 October 2018 - Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane International Film Festival
11 - 15 October 2018 - Melbourne International Festival
26 - 30 September 2018 - Beijing Inside Out Festival
24-28 April - Norwich Theatre Royal
17-21 April - Arts Depot, London
4-14 April - Shoreditch Town Hall, London

2017

1-11 November -  Hull 2017 
23-28 October
 - Norwich Arts Centre
17-19 October Warwick Arts Centre
7-11 October  -The egg, Bath
4-6 October - Oxford Playhouse, Burton Taylor Studio
27-29 September  - The Junction, Cambridge
19-23 September - Theatre Royal Plymouth
5-9 September - The Old Market, Brighton
4-27 August - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Reviews

British Council Showcase 2017

'curious directive are theatre pioneers' - The Daily Telegraph

★★★★ ‘...touching and nostalgic.’ – The Independent
★★★★ ‘a 360 heightening of the senses’ – The Sunday Mail