Presented by Extraordinary Bodies, Splash! is a sensory performance event that follows a young woman, Flo, and her grandfather on a ‘shero’s journey’. Lost in a magical watery world full of strange sea creatures and underwater perils, Flo learns to take risks, gains independence and confidence, until she finally finds her way back home.
In an interactive and sonic water world, the story is told through circus, physical theatre, comedy and puppetry. The show will play around with different scales, especially through the puppets, created by puppeteer Nikki Charlesworth. There will be miniature pieces of bunraku and rod, to carnival puppets of human scale imaginatively used through performers, plus larger than life circus structures.
The show will communicate the story through spoken word, poetry, Visual Vernacular, BSL, audio description, sound boxes and audio technology for deaf audience members. An interactive soundscape surrounds the entire performance space, where audience members are seated, so everyone can be fully immersed, surrounded by texture, sound, movement and colour. A real multi-sensory experience!
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