Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 May
Norfolk-based ensemble curious directive return to the Festival following last year’s extraordinary production The Kindness of Strangers, set in the back of a moving ambulance. This year they will be telling the story of the first mission to Mars.
A maverick Dutch space flight director, far from home, contemplates an error which will cost her everything. An international team is assembled to venture the 52 million miles across our vast solar system. Pioneer is a life-affirming tale about mankind’s desire to reach towards another planet.
Using a breathtaking combination of video design, movement and staging, Pioneer takes the audience on a whirlwind journey through a deep sea simulation chamber, nightclubs, mission control and back to the shores of Norfolk.
Performance runs: c. 90 mins (no interval)
Post-show talk on Tuesday 13 May
with Pioneer Director Jack Lowe, Festival Director William Galinsky and others, free to ticket holders
A curious directive, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Watford Palace Theatre co-production
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Norfolk County Council
“Jack Lowe and his ensemble continue to push boundaries and fire imaginations” The Metro