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.
a curious directive, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, The Deep aquarium, The Old Market co-production in association with Brisbane Powerhouse.
5-9 September – The Old Market, Brighton
19-23 September – Theatre Royal Plymouth
27-29 September – The Junction, Cambridge
4-6 October – Oxford Playhouse, Burton Taylor Studio
7-11 October – The egg, Bath
17-19 October – Warwick Arts Centre
23-28 October – Norwich Arts Centre
1-11 November – Hull 2017
4-14 April – Shoreditch Town Hall, London
17-21 April – Arts Depot, London
24-28 April – Norwich Theatre Royal – on sale soon.
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