METEORS! KILLER PLANTS! B MOVIES! Platform 4’s Triffids! A gig theatre adventure in music, sound and pictures… is an incredible collision of music, text and rich visual imagery. This production takes the audience deep into John Wyndham's classic cold war novel: The Day of the Triffids with a live soundtrack with instruments including Moog, Double Bass, Theremin, Hammered Dulcimer and... a Cactus!
Building on their past collaborations with local people, Platform 4 worked with the community at Highcliffe allotments, interviewing the many people on their sites. Asking them questions about weeds, climate change and their memories of Wyndham’s book gave a whole set of disparate answers which creator Catherine Church mashed together to act as interventions in the adaptation of the original novel. Platform 4’s Triffids! includes beautiful elegiac violin solos, melancholic wistful melodies inspired by a lost world to wacky, psychedelic 1990s acid house!
Tickets: £12 (£10)
RECOMMENDED AGE: 12+
Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry, Warwickshire CV4 7AL
Sat 26 February