THE CRASH OF THE ELYSIUM plays Ipswich Arts Festival 15 June to 8 July. Due to overwhelming demand, tickets have been made available to people aged 13 plus on several more performances of The Crash of The Elysium this summer in Ipswich. From Tuesday 3 July until Friday 6 July performances from 3pm to 3.50pm will become 'Daytime After Dark' shows to accommodate the huge demand from the public who want to see the show. For more information, visit www.2012crash.co.uk or call 01473 295900.
Created by Punchdrunk, award winning internationally acclaimed pioneers in immersive theatre, The Crash of The Elysium is a live Doctor Who adventure in which the audience is the star of the show. Premiered to great critical acclaim as part of the 2011 Manchester International Festival, The Crash of The Elysium is revived in Ipswich this summer for 3 weeks only as part of the UK wide celebrations for the London 2012 Festival.
Tom MacRae writer and co-creator of the Crash of the Elysium said: "The show is unlike anything else you have ever experienced in the world of Doctor Who. This is your story, your mission, you are the hero. Everything depends on you. If you don't turn up, the world does not get saved. Punchdrunk are theatrical wizards. Their shows are a stunning blend of magic, excitement, adventure and impossibility. Once you enter a Punchdrunk show, the laws of physics are switched off until you leave again. There is no stage, there is no comfy seating, there is no division between the world of the audience and the world of the show. You are at the heart of the action, you drive the story forward. No two shows will ever be the same, no individual adventure will ever be repeated. The madness and brilliance of Doctor Who could not find a better theatrical partnership than Punchdrunk, and slamming these two incendiary giants together has produced the most exciting hour of entertainment anyone could ever wish for."
Created by Felix Barrett and Tom MacRae
Written by Tom MacRae
Based on an original idea by Steven Moffat
Directed by Felix Barrett
Designed by Livi Vaughan
Lighting Design by Paul Normandale
Sound Design by Stephen Dobbie
To find out more visit www.london2012.com/festival.
There are three different types of performances of The Crash of The Elysium – School performances for years 4 to 7 (ages 8 - 12), Family performances for ages 7 – 12 and After Dark performances for ages 13+
Performances are 60 minutes long and will take place at Crown Street Car Park, Audiences will be required to register at least 15 minutesbefore their allotted entry time and due to the nature of the experience sensible footwear is compulsory.
Full details of the schedule and other essential booking information can be accessed online at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk/2012crash.