Superbolt Theatre is back with its most jaw-dropping show to date, a ground-breaking take onJurassic Park, following hit Edinburgh shows, a sell-out run at VAULT Festival 2015 and spectacular international tours.
The audience is greeted by an increasingly dysfunctional family: Terry and his two reluctant teenage children, Noah and Jade. Everything has been carefully prepared and the people of Lyme Regis are buzzing. The event? A public screening of their favourite childhood film. A last chance for a fractured family to honour their palaeontologist mother.
A technical hiccup forces our three hosts to dig deep within themselves and present their own retelling of the dino-tastic epic. The piece shifts from the film to reality, past and present using physical comedy, music, puppetry and a healthy scoop of blockbuster mania.
As this impromptu performance unfolds, family feuds are faced with the rapturous roar of DIY dinosaurs. This laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic is a theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia and a moving reminder of the ones we love.
WHEN YOU COME FACE TO FACE WITH THE PAST, REMEMBER NOT TO SCREAM
Superbolt Theatre is an international company founded at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris. Their work tours internationally, playing to people of all ages and backgrounds. Recent work includesCentralia, Piatto Finale and The Uncanny Valley. Jurassic Park won the VAULT Festival Pick of The Week Award and the Origins Award for Outstanding New Show, also picking up a nomination for the Festival Spirit Award.
Venue: Assembly Roxy, Upstairs, 2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU (Venue 139)
Running Time: 60mins
Age Guidance: PG
Dates: 5 – 30 August. Previews 5 – 7 August. No show Mon 17 August.
Tickets: Previews £7; 8 & 9, 12 & 13, 18-20 & 24-27 August £10; 10 & 11, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 August £12
Bookings: assemblyfestival.com, 0131 623 3030 or Assembly box offices at Assembly Hall and Assembly Roxy, Assembly George Square and Assembly Checkpoint
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