Volcano premiered at The Basement, Brighton as part of Brighton Festival on the 10th May 2013.
Volcano is available for touring in Spring/Summer 2014, please get in touch to request details.
“The performance combines wild, naïve dancing, sharp text, experiments and scientific fact… It is a hard balance to strike to not make light of disasters that have affected millions of lives, but Clerke and Joy’s lo-fi show manages to make us think and enjoy ourselves.” – Lisa Wolfe, Total Theatre Review. Read the whole review here.
This is a show about eruption and tension and release and geology and human beings and a pilot and the Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody. It is funny and deadly serious. And it’s about letting go, because sometimes you’ve just got to get it out.
Part performance, part lecture, part school science experiment, Volcano follows the story of a pilot’s personal eruption whilst grounded during the Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud in April 2010. It uses lo-fi props to recreate gigantic events, and gigantic events to illuminate small lives with pathos and a deep sense of life’s absurdity.
Created by | Clerke and Joy
Performed by | Rachael Clerke, Josephine Joy, Adrian Spring, Dr Mike Cassidy
Mentored by | Karen Christopher
Lighting design by | Christopher Nairne
Tour produced by | Abby Butcher
Originally developed at University College Falmouth
Commission and Dramaturgy by The Basement supported by The Roddick Foundation
Kindly supported by Arts Council England
Click here to read our blog about making Volcano.
PREVIOUS TOUR DATES
2014// FESTIVAL ERMENONVILLE, France
2014// SALISBURY FESTIVAL, Salisbury Arts Centre
2014// Rose Bruford College
2014// Wales Millennium Centre
2014// CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE FESTIVAL, Cambridge Junction
2014//Shoreditch Town Hall
2013// REIMS SCÈNES D’EUROPE, The Comedie, Reims, France
2013// The Point, Eastleigh
2013// Shoreditch Town Hall
2013// BRIGHTON FESTIVAL, The Basement
2013// BUZZCUTT FESTIVAL, Glasgow
2013//SPRINT Camden People’s Theatre
2012// SPILL National Platform
2012//The Basement – Roddick Foundation commission
2012//UCF summer festival