Passengers

Vacuum Theatre

Theatre
19 — 22 Mar
Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street
18:20
£14.00
1hr 10m
15+
Access & Disability Devised Physical Theatre
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Passengers

Max wants to tell you a story. He’s not entirely sure why, or even who he is; savage, peacekeeper or critic?

Passengers, by award-winning UK trans writer Kit Redstone and highly acclaimed UK director Jessica Edwards, explores the epic battles within the psyche and the beautiful power of the mind to protect itself, using ensemble theatre to invite you to see the self in a whole new way.

Kit Redstone has a mild form of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). This is a complex psychological condition, previously known as multiple personality disorder. Passengers is a semi-autobiographical dark comedy about the epic battles and alliances within the psyche and the power of the mind to protect itself from pain. Using Kit’s trademark blend of comedy, tragedy, playfulness and heart, Vacuum Theatre show us that by understanding we all have multiple, complex personalities, we can have more compassion and understanding for ourselves and each other.

Kit Redstone’s previous show TESTOSTERONE was shortlisted for The Samuel Beckett Award, The Peter Brook Award and The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and was winner of the Indies Best Theatre Show 2017.

★★★★★ “A dark circus of bodies, metal, and sensuality” Ed Fringe Review

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About Vacuum Theatre

Kit Redstone is a trans artist whose previous work has been similarly autobiographical but addressing universal themes. Kit’s last show Testosterone, made in collaboration with Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, focused on masculine identity through the lens of Kit's experience as a trans man. Through the show being selected as part of the British Council Showcase in 2017, Kit worked with transgender communities and young actors in Brazil, Canada and Kazakhstan whilst touring. Testosterone won The Indies Award for Best Theatre Show at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and was shortlisted for The Samuel Beckett Award, The Peter Brook Empty Space Award and The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.
Kit was commissioned to write a play ‘The Word was God’ for Schauspielhaus Graz in Austria which performed a sold out run with rave reviews. Kit is also a Ted Talk speaker and has been asked to speak about his work at Women of The World Festival in Rio.
As a long-term sufferer of complex Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) Kit has first-hand experience of the issues that are raised in the show, and his experiences of these were the inspiration for this project. After Passengers previewed at the Omnibus Theatre in London, to great critical acclaim, it transferred to the Prestigious Summerhall for the Edinburgh Fringe, where it won the John Linstrum's Award. Since then it has been commissioned by the RCC Theatre in Adelaide and will be performing there for a month in the new year.
Kit has been working under the name Vacuum Theatre for 12 years, touring internationally and showing work at The Arcola, The Lyric Hammersmith, Battersea Arts Centre, Teaterooen in Copenhagen and venues across India.

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Credits

Passengers is written by Kit Redstone, developed with and directed by Jessica Edwards, with additional material by the ensemble.
Performed by Justina Kehinde (Manager)
Neil Chinneck (Storyteller)
Kit Redstone (Firefighter)
Produced by Jolie Booth (Kriya Arts)
Production Design by Alberta Jones
Passengers, by award-winners Kit Redstone and Jessica Edwards, explores in ensemble the epic battles within the psyche and the beautiful power of the mind to protect itself.
Stage Manager Roshan Conn
Production Assistant Alexander Eisenthal
Lighting Design by Dan Saggars
Sound Design by Owen Crouch
Publicity Design by Mish Maudsley
Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Body and Soul Trauma Charity

Passengers

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Dates & Times

Thursday 19 March Thu 19 Mar 18:20 £14.00 Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now
Friday 20 March Fri 20 Mar 18:20 £14.00 Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now
Saturday 21 March Sat 21 Mar 18:20 £15.00 Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now
Sunday 22 March Sun 22 Mar 15:20 £15.00 Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now
Sunday 22 March Sun 22 Mar 18:20 £15.00 Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now

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Press & Reviews

★★★★★ “A necessary watch” https://broadwaybaby.com/shows/passengers/745480

★★★★★ “fantastic to witness.”
https://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/passengers-summerhall-18053

★★★★★ “clever and brilliant”
https://www.voicemag.uk/review/5948/passengers-vacuum-theatre

★★★★★ ”a dark circus of bodies, metal, and sensuality”
https://edfringereview.com/review/e/jIsWRMt02it0ZuIUKNHQ?fbclid=IwAR13PB8eGsM_1c37DH1lFcmd6pBCQdFv-RkwA2T-rskFvfVSomiywCd4I3U

★★★★ “Gut-punching, hilarious.”
https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/article/110064-passengers/

★★★★ “an inventive, playful and funny.”
https://www.edinburghguide.com/festival/2019/edinburghfringe/passengerssummerhallreview-20070

EXCITING WORK “Extremely effective.”
http://fringereview.co.uk/review/edinburgh-fringe/2019/passengers/

Passengers

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