area of science: Coral reefs
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.
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.
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
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
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
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