Presented by curious directive, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich Science Festival and Young Norfolk Arts Trust

Event dates

Mon 23 Oct 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mon 23 Oct 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 25 Oct 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 26 Oct 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 26 Oct 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 27 Oct 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fri 27 Oct 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 28 Oct 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 28 Oct 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can – £3/£5/£8/£10

Theatre and virtual reality mix to form this show with a difference.

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, world-first theatre experience, experienced in VR headsets from double Fringe First-winners, curious directive.

Partners: a curious directive, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, The Deep aquarium, The Old Market Theatre co-production in association with Brisbane Powerhouse with support from Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Originally seed funded by HOUSE and Esmee Fairbain Foundation. Tech support from Deloitte Digital.

Direction: Jack Lowe (Double Fringe-First Award winner)
Design: Camilla Clarke (Linbury Prize Winner for Stage Design 2015)
Sound: Pete Malkin (Tony Award Winning Sound Designer 2017)

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Monday 23 October: 12pm, 2pm; Tuesday 24 October: Daytime Workshops Location TBC – Please contact Norwich Arts Centre; Wednesday 25 October: 8pm; Thursday 26 October: 2pm, 4pm; Friday 27 October: 12pm, 2pm; Saturday 28 October: 5pm, 8pm. Please note the 5pm Wed 25, and 2pm Sat 28 shows are no longer running.
Venue: Norwich Arts Centre
Cost: Pay What You Can – £3/£5/£8/£10
Age: 14+ (recommended due to use of Virtual Reality headsets)
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