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On from 03 Sep 2008 till 20 Sep 2008
by Slung Low

About: Helium

Bella’s grandfather keeps sending parcels to her. Inside each parcel is a helium balloon…

This imaginative installation tells the story of Bella’s quest to discover her grandfather’s hidden past. From the inside of a Lancaster Bomber, to a magic show in 1920s London, we uncover the mysteries concealed by a series of helium balloons.

Combining live and digital performance Helium investigates guilt, responsibility and the true meaning of ‘release’. As the performance unfolds in a series of boxes, each audience member has a short adventure of their own.

Winner of the 2008 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award

Performance time: 18:00-21:55 (also 13:00-15:55 13 20 Sep). Start time every 5 minutes.
Running time: 35mins/no interval

This is an individual experience. Only one person may enter at a time.

2008 OSBTT Award Winner, Slung Low, is a company based in Yorkshire. Specialising in theatre installations and site-specific work, the company creates new stories and presents them utilising the techniques available to a 21st century artist. Slung Low aims to place the audience at the centre of its tales, offering an individual experience.

The OSBTT Award is for emerging practitioners engaged in bold, innovative and challenging theatre, and this is the second year of collaboration with bite. The award aims to assist artists in the transition from fringe to studio spaces.


'Theatre Innovators'
The Guardian on Slung Low

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