Destination Planet Earth!

Experience your favourite monster and sci-fi movies in genuine 3D!

DPE! is circus, it’s theatre and film. It’s a “boy meets girl (if the girl is an alien called Alan) type” story. If you want to get all serious, it’s about digital media and their effect on us. Mainly it’s a lot of fun with some extremely talented performers.
Dave is a geeky, earnest cinema manager who is planning to put on a b-movie/sci-fi film night but things don’t quite go to plan. He meets an alien called Alan and a strange and touching friendship develops. Accidentally digitised and involved in his own films, he has to deal with Godzilla, The Bride of Frankenstein, vampires and zombies. We have created 2D films which become 3D in front of the audience’s eyes via some stunning ground-based and aerial circus acts.

Our multi-talented cast have some truly extraordinary skills. We have a female cyr artist, swinging, spinning hoop, contortion, a roller-skating hula-hooper and an internationally recognised baton twirler. There is also rope, silks, stilt walking and acro-balance. (We pack it all in!) Holding it together is an extremely talented, energetic actor.

1hr 00m
The Vaults
17 Feb
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About the company

Soft Machines

Most of us met, trained and performed at The Hangar in Woolwich. As individuals and partners we have rich and diverse background but when we come together as a company we have united aims: to entertain and move people as humans: strong but vulnerable, physical and emotionally engaged: soft machines.

We originally performed this show as scratch in 2016, developed it and had a successful weekend run at The Cockpit Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe in 2017.

We love to work with film and effects. These elements are an important part of the whole spectacle.

Press & Reviews

Time Out

One of the top 10 must see shows of the Fringe

The Upcoming