October at the egg theatre begins with a unique production for older children.
Curious Directive’s ground-breaking production of FROGMAN is a coming-of-age, supernatural thriller for which the audience don Virtual Reality headsets.
Set in the beautiful environment of the Great Barrier Reef, Frogman combines torch-lit storytelling and searchlights refracting through the ocean with a classic ‘time running out’ mystery and was one of the most highly acclaimed productions at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“Exhilarating, intimate and epic” The Scotsman
Combining virtual reality film with live performance, time shifts between the present-day interrogation of Meera, an adult marine biologist, and the events of many years before, when her father, a police frogman, was involved in the search for a girl who had gone missing from Meera’s sleepover. Throughout the interrogation, thoughts and feelings emerge, and what was believed to be established history corrodes, creating a beautiful and thought-provoking study of memory, childhood and our relationship with the sea.
««««« “Technology is incorporated seamlessly in a production of rare skill and beauty: despite its high-tech form, the storytelling remains simple, deep and exquisite”
FROGMAN is at the egg theatre from Saturday 7 – Wednesday 11 October, and is for ages 12+.
Tickets are on sale from the egg reception on 01225 823409, the Theatre Royal Box Office on 01225 448844 and online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk