Intergalactic Travel Bureau Show
Spring 2017, Top Secret Location, London
Announcing the Intergalactic Travel Bureau show! Landing in Spring at a top secret location, the show will bring together artists, scientists and community groups to experiment and explore space travel.
Get ready for lift off! Thanks to the support of the UK Space Agency and the Wellcome Trust, we’re scaling our popular pop-up Intergalactic Travel Bureau into a spectacular stage show.
Embark on the adventure of a lifetime to the final frontiers of space. Become intrepid explorers, journey to the moon, visit the best planetary destinations in our solar system, and head at the speed of light to the outer edges of the galaxy, before returning back home to Earth. Beware, travellers will encounter the physical, emotional and psychological effects that occur in microgravity, and find out whether life really is better in space…
We’ve commissioned two cutting-edge artists, Empress Stah and Bishi, to create new work through collaborations with three brilliant space scientists, Beth Healey, Zita Martins and Louisa Preston, along with marvellous quantum physicist, Ben Allanach. Drawing on their research, Empress Stah will devise and perform a lunar aerial hoop solo, while Bishi will create a planetary multimedia performance and compose the full length soundtrack for the show.
In the lead up to the performance in Spring, we’ll be shaping the storyline of the show with local community groups, and sharing the creative process between the artists and scientists on our social channels. Follow us to go behind the scenes with our fantastic director, Chris Rolls, and find out how he works with the cast to develop their characters. You’ll also have the chance to meet our very special costume designer and see how space research can inspire out-of-this-world fashion.
Watch this space for more details!