Kraken

Unbound Productions

Theatre
03 — 08 Mar
Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street
19:30
£12.00
1hr 00m
15+
Environment Great With Mates New Writing
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Kraken

Welcome to an ocean full of plastic, giant squid, and opportunity.
Simon & Trixie work in a submersible mining station at the bottom of the sea. Their relationship is falling to pieces, but they can deal with that later. They just don’t want to be left behind in the climate crisis.
Every day, they dig up rare earth minerals which the planet needs for green batteries, electric cars, and new mobile phones. No one said going green would be easy.
It’s business as usual until they meet Archie – a giant squid. The loveable cephalopod has a lot to say about the big holes Simon and Trixie keep making in his home.
Kraken is a classic (and the only) underwater climate crisis capitalist-cephalopod romance. It’s a story about monsters, and what (or who) we’re prepared to throw away. It’s about going green but hurting the world around you. It’s about keeping up with catastrophe. It’s about wanting to love your planet, but not knowing how.
First and foremost, this is a play about what happens when a giant squid just might be your best friend. Or life partner.

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About Unbound Productions

Unbound Productions is an award-winning new writing company Artistically Directed by Rebecca Hill and Bradley Leech. We work closely with writers and devisers to develop serious work that isn’t afraid to laugh.

Unbound was founded in 2012, and our work is innovative, thought-provoking and challenging. We aim to make work that speaks to the world today, but sometimes in subversive ways. Collaboration is at the heart of our process, and we have been lucky to work with brilliant artists.

Unbound's first full production played to sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Festival - receiving awards and acclaim. We have been developing new writing ever since.

Unbound Productions are Associate Artists of the Mercury Theatre in Colchester.

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Reviews for TRAVESTI by Rebecca Hill, for Unbound Productions, Pleasance Dome, 2014

Fringe First Award Winner (The Scotsman)
Editor’s Choice Award Winner (ThreeWeeks)

★★★★★ “Unbound Productions have created a masterpiece of modern theatre” - The Skinny

“Writer-director Rebecca Hill’s editing of the material is excellent... Like the best human rights dramas” - Exeunt Magazine

★★★★★ “Flawless... You know you’ve touched your audience when there are audible murmurs of agreement throughout.” - ThreeWeeks

★★★★ “Brave and intelligent... word of mouth has already spread” - The Quotidian Times https://thequotidiantimes.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/travesti/

★★★★ “Slick.. polished performances” - The Scotsman

★★★★★ “This is the most affecting piece of theatre I have ever watched... the most important show of my generation.” - Gee be Free

★★★★ “Truly brilliant and original” - Scotsgay

◦ “Compelling”- The Independent
◦ “Terrific..a fresh, seductive and unsettling evening.”- Ian Rickson
◦ “..slickly directed.. a sharp entertaining production... as nuanced as it is knotty”- A Younger Theatre
◦ “Funny, slick and thought-provoking. One not to miss!”- Spotlight
◦ “Sharp, witty" - C. Haydon

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Credits

Producer - Bradley Leech
Writer - Skot Wilson
Director - Rebecca Hill
Designer - James Donnelly
Image/Poster - Jane Quan & Natasha Atherton

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Dates & Times

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Press & Reviews

Reviews for TRAVESTI by Rebecca Hill, for Unbound Productions, Pleasance Dome, 2014

Fringe First Award Winner (The Scotsman)
Editor’s Choice Award Winner (ThreeWeeks)

★★★★★ “Unbound Productions have created a masterpiece of modern theatre” - The Skinny
https://www.theskinny.co.uk/festivals/edinburgh-fringe/theatre/travesti-pleasance-dome

“Writer-director Rebecca Hill’s editing of the material is excellent... Like the best human rights dramas” - Exeunt Magazine
http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/travesti/

★★★★★ “Flawless... You know you’ve touched your audience when there are audible murmurs of agreement throughout.” - ThreeWeeks
http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/article/ed2014-theatre-review-travesti-unbound-productions/

★★★★ “Brave and intelligent... word of mouth has already spread” - The Quotidian Times https://thequotidiantimes.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/travesti/

★★★★ “Slick... polished performances” - The Scotsman
http://www.wow247.co.uk/2014/08/20/travesti/

★★★★★ “This is the most affecting piece of theatre I have ever watched... the most important show of my generation.” - Gee be Free

★★★★.5 “Full of spontaneity and life... touching” - PostScript Journal

★★★★ “Truly brilliant and original” - Scotsgay

“Compelling” - The Independent

“Terrific... a fresh, seductive and unsettling evening.” - Ian Rickson

“... slickly directed... a sharp entertaining production... as nuanced as it is knotty” - A Younger Theatre

“Sensitive and interesting... Highly recommended” -FringeReview

“Funny, slick and thought-provoking. One not to miss!” - Spotlight

“Sharp, witty, genuinely shocking at times” - Christopher Haydon

“Gripping” - Fringebiscuit

“a little corker of a show. Slick, smart, provocative. Loved it.” - Justin Audibert

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