Written by Hattie Naylor in collaboration with Sound&Fury
Thurs 27 & Fri 28 February 7.30pm
Sat 1 March 3pm
How far can you see? A mile? A hundred miles? Or to the furthest shores of the universe to a faraway galaxy? It’s Max’s job to ask the cosmic questions. Passionate about astronomy, he works as the narrator at the city’s Planetarium where he challenges his audiences with the mysteries of stars and science.
When his own life takes an unexpected turn, Max discovers that understanding the universe requires a different kind of vision…
Sound&Fury use their innovative theatre vocabulary of immersive surround sound design, total darkness and imaginative lighting in Going Dark to reawaken our wonder at the cosmos and reveals how one man’s vision becomes illuminated by darkness.
After opening in Exeter the show will be going on to the Science Museum in London.
“A pulse-quickening poem… a wonderful piece of theatre.”
THE INDEPENDENT ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre. Developed as part of Fuel at the Roundhouse and the Jerwood residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England, the Wellcome Trust, the Institute of Physics and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Supported by the Linbury Prize for Stage Design.
Concs: £2 off
Schools: £8.50 for groups 10+
Student Standby: £8
Running Time: 1hr 15mins
Post Show Talk: Thurs 27 February