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20 May - 03 June 2020

Frogman

Festivities
Theatre Family Film
Scandinavian premiere
Past events:

​Underwater thriller about growing up, told in VR. 

Coral reef scientist Meera Clarke is unexpectedly visited by a police investigator who says her father has been charged with the murder of a 13-year-old girl, Ashleigh Richardson, who disappeared back in 1995.

In this unique theatre experience, the public is transported back in time to the disappearance via Virtual Reality equipment. Here, we meet Meera and two of her friends in her bedroom in a small town in Australia.

The story is told during three overnight visits, where the three 11-year-olds are singing Green Day songs at the top of their lungs, talking about the movie Dumb and Dumber and playing Sega Mega Drive.

The friends discuss what happened to Ashleigh and try not to think that she might be dead. She was last seen on a stolen boat on its way out to sea. But who are the suspects? And who was the last person to see Ashleigh?

Meera's father is a police diver and leads the team looking for Ashleigh. With the annual coral spawning just around the corner, it is a race against time.

The performance alternates between live and VR, and in the last live scenes, it is revealed what really happened that summer in 1995.

'Brilliant ... a performance with brain and heart.'  - THE GUARDIAN 


Venue

Duration

1 h


Tickets

  • Standard: 250
  • Senior: 225
  • Under 30: 190
  • FiB Fordel until 11 March: 175
  • FiB Fordel from 12 March: 200
  • BT Fordel: 187

Purchase ticket

Recommended age

14+

Language

Performed in English, titled in Norwegian.​

Contributors

  • curious directive producer
  • Jack Lowe & Russell Woodhead Story
  • Jack Lowe Direction, cinematography, underwater filming, 360 film edit & script edit
  • Camilla Clarke Design (VR world and Stage Design)
  • Pete Malkin Sound design
  • Theo Whitworth Composition
  • Roisin Symes Stage Manager 
  • Ed Elbourne Technical Stage Manager
  • German Munoz Software Development
  • Ed Greig  Digital Development
  • Dan Balfour Associate Sound Designer
  • Ben Smith Sound Assistant
  • Jamie Craggs Coral Reef scientist
  • Jordan Albon 3D modelling and animation
  • Francesca Moody Executive Producer
  • Natalie Songer Production Assistant
    Cast:
  • Georgina Strawson Meera Clarke
    VR Cast:
  • Ava Ryan Young Meera Clarke
  • Indiah Morris Lily McCullen
  • Sol Costanho Shaun Jacobs
  • Milla Webb Ashleigh Richardson
    Voice Work:
  • Sarah Woodward DCI Fiona Webb
  • Johnny Flynn Douglas Clarke
  • Anna Procter Cathy Selbourne
  • Kate Shenton Jen Philips
  • Russell Woodhead Ryan Willis
  • Hull UK City of Culture 2017, The Deep, The Old Market,  Brisbane Powerhouse co-producers

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